The villagers have to cross the river on a rafting boat to get to the road head
People from Chapadi village arrive at the collection point with other passengers
Essential rations for Dalit families in Chapadi village, Ramechhap (each household received a 30kg bag of rice along with lentils, soybean nutri-nuggets, salt and oil)
Passing through the next village (Khareni, Majhua Bagar), we met Tek Bahadur Majhi, who requested us to bring him roofing sheets as his house too was completely destroyed by the earthquake. He and his family are living under a tarpaulin and they are worried about the approaching monsoon.
Binda Maiya Nepali, whose house was destroyed by the earthquake, gave birth a few weeks ago inside a tarpaulin shelter. Neither the baby nor the mother has received any medical care. Her whole body is swollen. Her husband works as a farm labourer and has no other source of income. They have two more children. Binda received a cash gift of NPR 3000 through Nehi Fund to buy essential supplies for herself and her baby.
Lakshmi Nepali gave birth to a baby girl soon after the earthquake. Her mother-in-law received a cash gift of NPR 2000 on behalf of Lakshmi, as Lakshmi and her newborn baby were staying at Lakshmi’s parents’.
Unloading roofing sheets for the Majhi families of Dhaneghat village, Ramechhap
Local volunteers carry the roofing sheets to the village
Six Majhi families whose homes were destroyed are now living in this tarpaulin shelter
Nante Majhi (left). Having received 2 bundles of roofing sheets, he is relieved that he can now build a temporary shelter that can withstand the monsoon rain.
Shyam Bahadur Majhi’s house – before & after the quake. He received a bundle of roofing sheet and essential rations.
Shyam Bahadur Majhi’s son (right) with a neighbour. Among his 12 children, only three live with Shyam Bahadur; the rest are being raised by relatives as Shyam Bahadur cannot support them.
Govindi Majhi is a deaf-mute and autistic single woman. She and her family are living in a makeshift shelter. She received a cash gift of NPR 1000 through Nehi Fund.
Buddhamaya Majhi (Govindi’s mother) is semi-autistic and partially disabled. She lives with her son and daughter-in-law, who are subsistence farmers without any other source of income. Her family received 2 bundles of roofing sheets, while she received a cash gift NPR 2000 (through Nehi Fund) to buy essential supplies like medicines.
95-year-old Dilli Man Shrestha (from a nearby settlement in the same village) lost his wife six months ago. His neighbours said he is very sad and lonely as his son- and daughter-in-law treat him as a burden. He received a cash gift of NPR 500 through Nehi Fund.
The Gift of the Majhi 🙂 We returned to Kathmandu with fresh fish from the Sunkoshi.