We spent two days collecting and sorting used clothes for people in Thulo Haku, Rasuwa (our local contacts said clothes would be very useful for them.)
Clothes sorted and ready to go
Displaced people from Haku VDC, Rasuwa. In Camp 2, Betrawati, Nuwakot.
People seemed very happy to get pots and pans.
Cooking pots, ladles, plates and buckets
A girl washes dishes in Camp 1
Handing over sports supplies (donated by Itisha Lohia) to a camp coordinator
Handing over sports supplies in Camp 2
Maji Tamang of Haku-8 gave birth to a baby boy in this tent. She has three more sons. The baby is a few days old. She received a bag of new mom supplies through Nehi Fund.
Om Singh Tamang (of the same family) lost his pregnant wife and only child (2-year-old daughter). “My brother is now all alone in the world,” said his sister Sunita.
This family from Haku-9 (of three brothers) lost nine members. Some of them survived by digging themselves out of rubble. Bipana Tamang (2nd from left) is a single mother and lost her 8-yr-old son. Bipana’s sis-in-law (centre) lost her son. Puja (front) lost her mother.
Prisana Tamang, 13, lost her sister, whose child she is holding in the picture.
Maili Tamang and Thuli Tamang (sisters-in-law). The children in their arms (Thuli’s nephew & niece) lost their mother in the quake. The family lost five members including Thuli’s youngest sister and grandfather.
Norchi Tamang and her husband (Thuli’s parents) are now looking after their orphaned grandchildren. In view of her huge responsibility and dire need, Norchi was provided a total of NPR 17,000 in cash through Nehi Fund, along with a bag of supplies.
Sarita received a bag of supplies worth NPR 3000 and a cash gift of NPR 7000 through Nehi Fund, created by our friend Numa Fudong for mothers in need.
Sarita Ghale (of Haku-9) lost her husband in the quake. When asked if she lost a family member, she said yes she lost her “shrimati” (“wife” in Nepali). Most women we met could only communicate in Tamang, their mother tongue.
Kumari Ghale, 20, is from Haku-8 and currently living in Camp 2, Betrawati. She is a single mother of a one-year-old boy. Her husband died after falling from a cliff a year ago. “I spent the whole year crying,” she said. She had been living alone until she was displaced by the quake. All her belongings still lie buried in the debris of her fallen house. She received a cash gift of NPR 10,000 through Nehi Fund to buy some essentials for her herself and her child.
Kamala Sunar (left) is a single mother of three children. Kanchi Maya Nepali (right) is a window who is taking care of her grandchildren. These women, both from the Dalit community, are living in tents not far from the camp, but tend not to fall under the purview of relief groups that come to aid people in the campsites. We provided them NPR 1000 each to buy cooking pots.