We are so grateful to our partners on the ground in Nepal who despite a LONG day of arduous work were able to upload dozens of photos and write a brief update to the work that was accomplished on Saturday May 2, one week after the major earthquake hit. I hope all these dedicated young men and women are getting their much needed rest now because I know they will be right back at the efforts when the get up on Sunday morning. Here is the posting from their facebook page.
We would like to apologize to all for the late update. Our first initiation, which was providing aid around dhading area got cancelled as we got updates that massive amount government aids as well as other Ngo aids were on their way to dhading.
Dalchoki,Lele( lalitpur) which is over 25 km away from satdobato is one of the most affected area from the massive earthquake on 25th of april 2015. After having the area surveyed we decided it as our first site to provide relief aid as almost all houses were terribly destroyed and people in the belt were deprived of all daily essentials like food, clothes, and shelter and also the government and media had failed to reach the place due to they were yet to receive relief material.
Our partners Hope Partnership Nepal were able to collect and donate us 1000$ from which we gathered the resources and headed towards Dalchoki ,Lalitpur.
Along with the VDC officials and cooperation of the locals we distributed the goods to around 30 families residing in the area and also managed to hand over basic medical equipment to the area health post. we distributed
over 30 sacks of rice of which were 30 kgs each , over 30 kgs of pulse ( daal ), salt packets, dozens of biscuits and noodles, clothes , masks and women sanitary pads, band aids and some medicines were given to the health post. We would like to thank our donors Hope Partnership Nepal without whom this mission would not have been successful. We would like to encourage those who can, and have been lucky enough to survive this disaster to act. The funds are definitely important, but we believe that our strength lies in determination, and the will to give, love and care.
Their opening apology is unnecessary but I think it shows their sincere desire to do what is right and to meet immediate needs, not make a show for media or government officials. We are so proud of all of them. The last line brings me to tears and will become an oft repeated phrase in HPN.
The funds are definitely important, but we believe that our strength lies in determination, and the will to give, love and care.
Here are some of the pictures. When our folks in Nepal wake up we’ll get more personal stories on the pictures and be able to post more details. – Carolyn for HPN