Gayatri Fund for Nepal's Hope

€42,011 of €100,000 goal

Raised by 463 people in 43 months



After the earthquake in Nepal, hundreds of thousands of people are homeless. Villages are completely destroyed in some areas. The need for clean drinking water, food, shelter and medical care is urgent.

This campaign has been created by Deva Premal, Miten,  and Manose, who was born and raised in Nepal, along with Eva Holmberg Tedert (founder of Society for Street Children in Nepal-- www.gatubarnnepal.net ,   www.facebook.com/gatubarnnepal ).  We already have the network to bring your help to where it is most needed without middlemen, fees, or operation costs.  We will personally ensure that any funds that you donate will be put to constructive use.

If you do not want to donate with a credit card you can always remit money direct to the account of the Society for Street Children in Nepal via Swedbank Sweden (SWEDSESS) IBAN 0380000810349233400218


Thanks and Blessings!

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Beloved Friends,

The organization, Build Up Nepal, whom we brought in to train Rathankot villagers in earth brick construction, has a nice link to the project with some great pictures of the work in Rathankot. You can also find more about BUN and the great work they do.

More updates soon! Much love!

http://www.buildupnepal.com/follow-our-projects/cseb-for-community-reconstruction-in-ratankot/
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Time for an update! Good progress is being made on the school in Rathankot: using a press purchased from India, villagers made bricks and got started on building; six classrooms have been completed and now just await roofs. The hillside behind the school and an embankment of a nearby creek have also been secured to keep the school safe from landslides due to future seismic activity. We look forward to being able to post pics of children studying in their new school before long!

In Maghi Gaon, the village where children weren't able to attend school because they had to spend all day carrying water from the river, the new pump and tank are installed and the children are in the classrooms!

Many opportunities to help remain. Manose and friends recently performed at a fundraising event in Amsterdam which was very beautiful--thanks to all involved! Our beloved Ilanit de Wilde will be leading a yoga retreat in Nepal in November, profits from which will go to support the Gayatri Fund. And dear friend Alexis Burger is also planning a trip to introduce a small group to Nepal and to the people of Rathankot, profits to benefit the fund. We are so touched by all that you have done so far to put your compassion into action and invite you to explore your own unique way of contributing!

In love and gratitude, Namaste!

Progress on the Rathankot school!
Inagurating the Maghi Gaun water system.
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RATHANKOT SCHOOL

The Gayatri fund team has just returned from a visit to Nepal! Here is some exciting news about compassion in action:

We visited Rathankot village in Sindupalchowk where most everything was destroyed in the quake. After sitting down with villagers to assess their needs, we are moving ahead with a project to replace the school. Dear friend and colleague for five years, Karma Lama, will coordinate on the ground.

Most likely, we will proceed with caged stone as a building medium. This technique has been used successfully in Pakistan, and can utilize locally available, inexpensive materials (very important since transporting materials over the unreliable roads to Rathankot is astronomically expensive). Caged stone has the additional benefit of being easily adapted to traditional Nepali building style.

Villagers will be trained in using this new technique and then will do most of the building themselves. As many of them as possible will be paid a salary so that they will not be forced to leave the village in order to seek work while we hire workers from elsewhere.
We will keep you posted!

MAGHI GAUN WATER PROJECT

Maghi Gaun is a small village in the Nowakot district. The local school teacher met with Eva to discuss a problem: children are not attending school. The reason? They are needed to help their families carry water up from a spring far below. This problem could easily be solved by the installation of a pump: imagine such a simple thing making such a big difference for the future of an entire community’s children!

The villagers think they can raise money for the pipes and a tank (about $600 USD) and Eva will contribute $1700 USD. That leaves just $2700 unfunded. If this project speaks to you, please donate through the Gayarti Fund with a note that earmarks your gift for Maghi Gaun.

For more information, see Eva’s personal blog http://blogg.mittmedia.se/gatubarnnepal/2015/11/09/maghi-gaun-a-village-high-above-nepals-largest-river-trisuli/

Want to donate but don’t have a credit card? No problem! You can deposit directly to Swedish NGO The Society for Street Children in Nepal (Name in Swedish: Foreningen for gatubarn I Nepal).

Bank name: Sparbanken Rekarne
BIC: SWEDSESS
IBAN: 3380000827010047613062

Much love and gratitude from us at the Gayatri Fund and from the villagers of Rathankot and Maghi Gaun! You make the world a better place!
Our Team Received a Warm Welcome!
Villagers at Meeting to Discuss Plans
Students in Temporary School Tent
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Here are a few more pics from our trip to Rathankot. Please see post #14 for more details about our trip and plans to rebuild the Rathankot school. Beautiful setting, beautiful people, so much need!
Village Grandma
Rathankot Village
Namaste from Rathankot Kids
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Lenny Rossolovski
43 months ago
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Thank you for your wonderful endeavor! We have shared this funding request with over 6,000 people in our social networks, the results are coming, people will respond, we are doing what we can to help you fund this project!

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Eva Holmberg Tedert
43 months ago
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Thank you all for support. As you can see from update above tents, tarps and food on it's way to hard hit districts. I am so greatful we all can be of any help for Nepal now in this hard time. Love and blessings to all.

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Gabriela Pavledis
43 months ago
2
2

Thank you Deva Premal, Miten, Manose and Eva for your great work. Love and light to Nepal. OM SHANTI.

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John Coady
43 months ago
2
2

Thank You so much for organising this relief for those who need it most Eva. Blessings to you and your team, and to all those in Nepal who are suffering

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Manuela Christener
43 months ago
2
2

Thank you so much for making it possible that we can help and contribute. Namaste , Blessings for all the people of Nepal and beyond!!!

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Eva Holmberg Tedert
43 months ago
1
1

Thank you so much for support. We are already into negotiating on buying tents and food. Now it is night in Nepal but first aid from this fundraising will start at daylight Sunday morning. It will take 7 days before we can get the money paid out but we can use some money meant for other purposes for the time being. Much love Eva

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Eva Holmberg Tedert
23 months ago

The Rathankot school will be ready in February/March 2017. Please see more updates at https://www.facebook.com/NEPAL-Compassion-in-Action-Gayatri-Fund-1602161440060011/ The children and their parents alike are looking forward to leaving the cold and noisy tents where they were studying since the earthquakes in April 2015. The work to give Sakhu town a new water well will be finished in January 2017. The well is restored in very beautiful traditional Nepali style. The water project in Maghi Gaun, in Nuwakot district works as planned. The children are attending school since the single phase water pump now is doing the work with lifting the water to the village vegetable field instead of the children carrying the water from the river 147 meters down.

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Maya Watson
37 months ago

See more pics of Rathankot and Maghi Gaun on updates #13 and #12 ♥♥

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€42,011 of €100,000 goal

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Lenny Rossolovski
43 months ago
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4

Thank you for your wonderful endeavor! We have shared this funding request with over 6,000 people in our social networks, the results are coming, people will respond, we are doing what we can to help you fund this project!

+ Read More
Eva Holmberg Tedert
43 months ago
3
3

Thank you all for support. As you can see from update above tents, tarps and food on it's way to hard hit districts. I am so greatful we all can be of any help for Nepal now in this hard time. Love and blessings to all.

+ Read More
Gabriela Pavledis
43 months ago
2
2

Thank you Deva Premal, Miten, Manose and Eva for your great work. Love and light to Nepal. OM SHANTI.

+ Read More
John Coady
43 months ago
2
2

Thank You so much for organising this relief for those who need it most Eva. Blessings to you and your team, and to all those in Nepal who are suffering

+ Read More
Manuela Christener
43 months ago
2
2

Thank you so much for making it possible that we can help and contribute. Namaste , Blessings for all the people of Nepal and beyond!!!

+ Read More
Eva Holmberg Tedert
43 months ago
1
1

Thank you so much for support. We are already into negotiating on buying tents and food. Now it is night in Nepal but first aid from this fundraising will start at daylight Sunday morning. It will take 7 days before we can get the money paid out but we can use some money meant for other purposes for the time being. Much love Eva

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Eva Holmberg Tedert
23 months ago

The Rathankot school will be ready in February/March 2017. Please see more updates at https://www.facebook.com/NEPAL-Compassion-in-Action-Gayatri-Fund-1602161440060011/ The children and their parents alike are looking forward to leaving the cold and noisy tents where they were studying since the earthquakes in April 2015. The work to give Sakhu town a new water well will be finished in January 2017. The well is restored in very beautiful traditional Nepali style. The water project in Maghi Gaun, in Nuwakot district works as planned. The children are attending school since the single phase water pump now is doing the work with lifting the water to the village vegetable field instead of the children carrying the water from the river 147 meters down.

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Maya Watson
37 months ago

See more pics of Rathankot and Maghi Gaun on updates #13 and #12 ♥♥

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