85-year-old Krishna Siwakoti from Rudrawati VDC. Lame and blind in one eye. He had come alone to Babare to collect relief as he has no family. He was planning to use that rope to carry supplies on his back. We gave him 1000 rupees so he can hire a porter and buy some food.
Babare, relief collection point for five VDCs in Dolakha
Our supplies truck
Sita Khadka, a single mother from Chilangkha VDC. The mini truck driver who had promised to give her a ride did not show up even till 10 pm. Her village was 3 hours’ walk from Babare. She was not carrying any food or water. We gave her 500 rupees (through Nehi Fund) to buy some food. She spent the night in a tent.
Relief supplies waiting to be carried to the villages. There’s severe shortage of storage space at the distribution point.
Locals trek for hours to collect relief in Babare and often spend the night in this cramped space
Unloading relief supplies
Sanimaya Thami of Alampu-3. She took 2 lakh rupees loan from a Khadka family three months ago and sent one of her sons to Malaysia. The interest rate is 36%. Like most Thami women whose husband or son is working abroad, she is heavily burdened with debt.
Our team member talks to porters and other locals from Alampu & Khopachagu
Name list for distribution
Solar charger and light
Locals in Alampu receiving solar lamps
Toilet pans ready to be distributed
Locals from Khopachagu carry toilet construction supplies to their village
Porters from Alampu. We hired them to carry solar lights and mothers’ supplies to the village.
28 mothers received a tarp and blanket each (donated by Ishita Lohia), along with supplies provided by Nehi Fund
Four of the five new mothers who received special supplies through Nehi Fund
Some of the mothers in Alampu who received special supplies through Nehi Fund