Nepal Quarterly Report 1st/’17- EXCEPTIONAL !!!

Nepal-Hand washing TCD lessons …

GHNI receives both Monthly and Quarterly Reports from each village TCD work and TCD trainers.  All S. Asia(India/Nepal/Sri Lanka/Bangladesh), Armenia, and Serbia reports come to me initially, then on to the Geneva and Orlando offices for further editing and publishing on our GHNI WEB SITE.  It’s truly a privilege to get an initial look at all that’s going on in these regions!

Nepal has a new village initiative and it’s not afraid to boast about it a bit!  We in GHNI are so proud of this village and its’ TCD Trainer, as they begin to tackle all the needful areas of their village.  It’s a tall order for a truly impoverished village.  Yet they take this baton of responsibility seriously and in unity.  This Quarterly Report represents them well:

GLOBAL HOPE NETWORK INTERNATIONAL

          Quarterly TCD Progress Report

 

Titling Standard           – COUNTRY CODE:  NP, Project Location: NP005, Year: 2017, QTR Number: 01                

                                            January to March 2017  

COUNTRY:   Nepal   TCD CODE/LOCATION: Village (DG) 

YOUR NAME:  Sushil B.             DATE: 9th April, 2017

Is there an approved proposal & budget on file?                               YES

4-P Letter (write 4-P Letter in space below in story form)

In the month of February 2017, we started our work in eastern part of Nepal.    We have targeted 300-350 families to work with about 2000 people living in this village. Most of the people are from poor Rshidev (Musahar) tribe of Dalits community (Oppressed). They don’t have good houses but live in small hut where their cattle live together. Most of them do not have their own land.

Nepal-Woman with toilet rings available for others …

They don’t have toilet that is why use open field. We discussed about the health issues that has been affected by open toilet. Now they realized that it is very important to have toilet at their house. Therefore we have started toilet construction in partnership with VDC in that village. People in that village both man and women actively participated at the program. In the first phase, they have selected 30 homes to make toilets for TCD program to bring health awareness in that village. They have committed labor themselves for the toilet construction. Also, our staffs have started teaching children, those who don’t go to school and also help women for literacy classes. They have already made committee for toilet construction and micro loan.  Suni M. and Sripa R. are helping teaching anti-human trafficking and TCD lessons.

In this month we have continued teaching lessons on anti-human trafficking, awareness introductory lessons to the women groups, literacy classes and teaching children. We taught general lessons on health and hygiene. We taught hand washing to both women and children.

VDC couldn’t provide toilet materials to 30 families at a time. Out of them 10 families have started constructing toilets.

  1.  PROGRESS
  2. PERSONAL REPORT – Tell us how you are doing personally.
  3. Su and Sri both of us are healthy and good.
  4. What are the obstacles, challenges, or opportunities facing this program?
    Please provide details and discuss possible solutions.
  5. Working in a poor community is always challenging. People have a great expectation from GHNI. TCD lessons, awareness and seed projects will help them understand the reality.
  6. What are your goals for the upcoming quarter?
  7. In the upcoming quarter, we have a plan for building relationship with community people linking with women groups and start self-sustainable groups. Raise awareness about anti-human trafficking in the village.
Nepal-Toilet construction prep …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quarterly Statistics

Population # of HH # of HH

With Latrine

# TCD

Committees

# people in

TCD Commit

# of TCD

Groups

# people in

TCD Groups

% of Children

In School

# of TCD

Lessons Taught

Ave # people

In TCD Lesson

   1000 30     2     3    5    3       5   35%      4   6

You joining us in this endeavor in Nepal is having a huge impact!  Thanks for being there with us!  Daniel

Nepal – DR … to TCD !

Little boy & bag (village help) - Nepal
Little boy & bag (village help) – Nepal

GHNI-Nepal is wholly committed to TCD-Transformational Community Development. Disaster Relief, in the mean time, has consumed all our energies and resources to date since the earthquakes. We are still in the throws of disaster relief right now.
Tin distribution-village 8-'15
Tin distribution-village 8-’15

The majority of our income-donations for Nepal continues to be requested and focused on DR. Vast numbers of villages are still in need of DR help from so many sources, and we are helping in every conceivable way we can in GHNI.
off-loading truck -Nepal 8-'15
off-loading truck -Nepal 8-’15

Winter is coming quick, and shelter from the elements is essential to all remote villages. So we continue disaster relief.
Tents Kathmandu 8-'15
Tents Kathmandu 8-’15

Yet … yet, GHNI is not primarily a DR agent. So as soon as we can see the “light-of-day” from DR … we are transitioning in TCD! Thanks for being so faithful in helping us in this hoped-for transition coming soon in Nepal. It’s our heart to provide self-sustainability as quickly as possible … !
Dan

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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 …

Pratiraksha & Her Knowledge-Transfer “Pull” …

Pratiraksha & Children Health Ed.
Pratiraksha & Children Health Ed.

Pratiraksha is doing such a phenomenal work in and around her home town of Dhangadhi, Nepal! Many times every month, she is spending time with children, parents and family members, “pulling” them into her warm personality and deep knowledge concerning Counter-Human Trafficking, HIV/AIDS awareness, Health, and Education.

Pratiraksha & Children Dhangadhi, Nepal
Pratiraksha & Children Dhangadhi, Nepal

One of the beauties of seeing her work is in how she can so easily “draw/pull” a large number of people into her circle of influence, helping them in differing methods of education and the like. She and her mom also run an orphanage of 17 children, and an open-door clinic. Her ability to integrate Transformational Community Development(TCD) of GHNI into all she is and does, has been a win-win for all involved, especially the recipients of her work there in Nepal.

Pratiraksha & Parents AIDS/HIV Awareness
Pratiraksha & Parents AIDS/HIV Awareness

Water, Good Water Always Has A Start – Dhangadhi, Nepal

Water, good water endeavors, take a measure of time, resources and people-power to accomplish.

"Beginnings" Of A New Well Being Dug
“Beginnings” Of A New Well Being Dug

Wrapping up my time in Dhangadhi, Nepal after our GHNI anti-Human Trafficking Conference, I was able to visit and assess three well sites we(actually you!) have been sponsoring and re-equipping. Each well has it’s own unique history. One was being newly established. While another was already long-term and pumping clean quality water for much-needed irrigation of rice and other crops. And yet another was in the process (literally, while we were there) of being changed over from a high-maintenance/high-energy consumption diesel pump … to an extremely low-maintenance/highly efficient electric pump. All you-GHNI sponsored!

"Pump Installation Ready" Well Awaiting New Electric Pump
“Pump Installation Ready” Well Awaiting New Electric Pump

It’s difficult to put into words all the help and benefits provided in each of these well installations and upgrades. Allow your imagination some entertainment in a few of these listed below. And then “CLICK ON” each/BOTH of the “CLICK ON” texts below to link to a brief video from David(our GHNI Dhangadhi, Nepal Field Lead) to get some additional “fluid perspective” on (1) our work there and (2) the new water being pumped.

* Water: provides for many abundant needs ranging from 2nd-season irrigation, cooking, washing, hygiene, thirst
* Work: provides for needs to work, self-esteem, physical activity and wholeness of life
* Weather: provides for non-season non-monsoonal water needs when water tables are lowest
* Worth: micro-enterprise is a GHNI pillar, providing many potentials for incomes and additional incomes generation
* Winning: Hope is desperately needed in each of our lives. Hope runs in abundance in these TCD endeavors!!!

“#1 – CLICK ON” for video of David explaining some TCD input and these new wells.

"Seconds Away" Is the Water - SEE Video "CLICK HERE"
“Seconds Away” Is the Water – SEE Video “#2 – CLICK HERE”

“#2 – CLICK ON” HERE for well water actually starting to pump out of this new diesel to electric conversion process …

Thanks to YOU … this is all available to increasing numbers of people in “this your village”! 🙂
Dan

Kathmandu & Nepal …

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Me being re-assigned to now work in Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka (and India), will mean more GHNI activity blogs from these countries and others as we begin work in them. Our newest GHNI staff member is Nepalese and I so look forward to working with him in Nepal. Ironically, Kiran Karki only a few days ago sent this e-mail to me, explaining some of the flooding situations in Nepal and even near his home in Kathmandu. Following is his e-mail:

Dear All,
In August, Nepal has faced heavy rains which brought flooding and landslides in the many parts of the country. Many people lost their lives and many are displaced. A big section of the Arniko Highway joining Nepal and China was washed away, and the lake is inundating settlements, farms and bridges. As word spread, there is panic in some areas as people fled to higher ground.
The landslide site is 1km upstream from the intake structure of the Sun Kosi Power House at Dolalghat, and downstream from the Bhote Kosi Hydroelectric Project. Many people have been lost and many houses were swept away by the recent flood in Darchula district and other districts in far-western Nepal due to the flood in Mahakali, Seti, and Karnali rivers. Other villages have also been affected due to the flood. Rescue effort have been affected as well due to the high level of water.

Kiran (National Nepal GHNI Director)
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We always give you thanks as we continue our work … now also in Nepal … especially as we open up this country to help them with TCD!
Dan