Earthquake Disaster Relief – Nepal STT

Earthquake disaster relief continues via GHNI …
Short Term Team – STT/GHNI was on the ground last week in Nepal, as they helped in relieving “some” of the devastation encountered by villagers and in Kathmandu.

Total Destruction of Village Home
Total Destruction of Village Home

Amazing hospitality never ceases to amaze our team, as even now living in temporary shelters made of sticks, roof tins, tarps, etc., the locals in one tiny village we helped, insisted on feeding us the best of their best. “Humbled”, is a word that couldn’t come close to how we felt. These people are amazing in how they are committed to re-establishing life, regardless of resources. We were there simply to provide such.
Mom, who prepared our lunch in her temporary "home"!
Mom, who prepared our lunch in her temporary “home”!

Provisions of roofing tin(s), tarps, rice and other food essentials were distributed by our team in both remote village locations, as well as in Kathmandu.
STT team members and village ladies ...
STT team members and village ladies …

Purchasing and utilizing “local resources” is a foundational GHNI concept. GHNI desires, as much as possible, to support and enhance the local economies, purchasing from these sources when possible, even in disaster relief times such as this.
Local resource purchasing of roof tins and tarps
Local resource purchasing of roof tins and tarps

Rood tin(s) & tarp(s) distribution
Rood tin(s) & tarp(s) distribution

Beauty of life, new and not so, continues to rise from the rubble of these types of disasters … giving us all a glimpse of the “potential” goodness of life and the extraordinary hope intrinsic in some.
"Life" new and not so ... rising out of the rubble ...
“Life” new and not so … rising out of the rubble …

“Just” another e-mail ?!

“Just” another e-mail from our Nepal(Kiran Karki) national director to Sushi(S. Asia director) …
Dear Sushil,
We had been in Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment. Nallu is a remote
village of Lalitpur district. It is about 35 kilometer from Kathmandu to the
east. Nallu populated with poor typical Tamang people. Nallu is one of the
highly affected VDC by the earthquake. It not only shaked the houses but
shaked the heart of the people and took them to the zero. Their main earning
source is labor. We will distribute them food items for relief now but we
are trying to focus TCD in that village in the days to come.

Also there is a humble request to provide tin for 9 Chepang poor families
from Raksirang Makawanpur. We are going to distribute them in this week.

Regards,
Kiran

Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June '15
Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June ’15

Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June '15
Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June ’15
Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June '15
Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June ’15
Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June '15
Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June ’15
Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June '15
Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June ’15
Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June '15
Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June ’15
Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June '15
Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June ’15

Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June '15
Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June ’15

At least once per week, these come across my desk.
Thanks for being so integral in all we are and do in Nepal disaster relief work there!
Dan