On 19 June 2015, our team collaborated with the staff of Nari Shakti, a local women cooperative, to distribute relief for mothers (through Nehi Fund) in Champi VDC, South Lalitpur. Below are some details of the relief trip.
Budget: Nehi Fund
Place: Champi VDC, Itahiti, South Lalitpur
Distribution venue: community primary School
Community: indigenous Pahari people, who live in different parts of South Lalitpur.
Target: New mothers, Pregnant women, and mothers (Total: 25 women)
Current situation: Low-income families. Their homes were destroyed by the earthquake and they are now living in makeshift shelters.
Support received so far: Mostly from national and international Buddhist monks (tent, blanket, CGI sheets), and some rations from government
Livelihood: Insufficient land for cultivation and yield not enough to feed the family for the whole year. A few men work in factories that produce Thanka, idols, etc.
- Essential supplies for 12 pregnant and new mothers
- NPR 2000 cash each to 13 mothers
- Shanti Jirel, Chairperson, Federation of National Indigenous Women (NIWF)
- Bina Pahari, NIWF Member and Social Motivator for Pahari community of Southern Lalitpur