Campbells Foundation Helps Nepal

£7,605 of £10,000 goal

Raised by 121 people in 41 months
Namaste, it's Paul here...

I’m so pleased you are getting involved in our journey.

So the story so far….

Nepal had two earthquakes in April 2015. The first with a magnitude of 7.8Mw happened at 11.56 on Saturday 25th April when fortunately most people were out.

Unfortunately, there were a few older people and young children at home.

Many people died along with their animals and stored crops.

A second earthquake came in a day later and just about finished the rest of the buildings off.

Follow the goings on in this village on our Foundation Page.

Thangpalkot1 was cut off for weeks from the rest of the world along with all the other villages in this district – the more you get involved, the more stories you will hear.

The district of Sindapulchowk has still received very little assistance from their own government being so very far away from Kathmandu – in my opinion, they have very much been forgotten.

I went to Thangpalkot1 by chance in December 2015 and spent Christmas there – I experienced the devastation the earthquake had caused and watched the first home being rebuilt.

I went back in December 2016 and built some more homes, bought the school some new desks and a water tank.

I went back again in April and Christmas 2017 to manage and oversee the 10 homes paid for by the Fine and Country Foundation that Sean Newman instigated.

….. and here we are 51 homes later.

Now I am about to lead a party of 13 on a 3 day walk up to Thangpalkot1 and plan the last phase of this project - we are so nearly there.

You can see the families already being helped here.

We have 20 or so more to build and this is only in this one village.

It only costs £1800 to purchase and transport enough materials to get one property built. The villagers fund their own labour, create their own hard core and get sand from the river.

Every penny we raise goes towards helping these homeless families get at least a roof over their heads.

I explain it like this.
‘Imagine the community you live in and all the homes collapse. Now whether you own the home or you have a loan on it, it is not insured. You don’t have a lot but you’re happy. You gather what you can from the rubble of your home and you make a temporary shack. You sit there and have no choice but to wait for the universe to supply a solution. You have the resources and the community to rebuild but you just do not have the funds to get materials to the village – the nearest supplier is 6 hours away by truck!’

As in all societies we have the very poor and vulnerable, through no fault of their own, the lazy, the motivated and the leaders. We have all these too in Thangpalkot1 and we have a method to protect everyone from favouritism and corruption, hence, you will see our agreements being explained and signed for. Every penny you raise will go straight to these families.

One man told me that when we turned up he thought we were going to bring a bag of rice – little did he know I had been watching him all over that Christmas and I was coming back. I’ll tell you the story another day.

Now since then we have had some amazing support from local people and businesses but we need to continue to raise awareness and funds to finish what we have started.

We are not here to change these people. They don’t need changing they just need a roof over their head.

For now that is our concentration – re-building one home at a time.

We’ll suggest some other solutions to help as and when the time is right.

Thank you so much for taking interest in this rewarding project.

Paul x

If you want to follow me personally as I often visit the village feel free to join me on my own journey  Facebook Page

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Well as of today we have just completed home number 31!

And we are just about to send funds for the next 5.

We still have a long way to go so please keep our mission in mind.

If you get the opportunity to tell others please share.

Keep an eye on our Facebook Foundation Page for all the latest news and trips - treks in May and Oct 2018 will be announced shortly.

Becky and I will be back in Thangpalkot1 over Christmas so we will be able to update you again soon.

How exciting!

Thank you for your support.

Paul x
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Well it's now been a few weeks since we returned from Thangpalcot 1 and we managed to provide funds to re-build 5 more homes, we furnished the school with all the desks they needed and we bought a water tank to go with a water filter so generously donated by Paula in America.

We now have a management team in Thangpalcot 1 itself and a team here in the UK - thanks to Facebook we are in touch regularly.

It is so rewarding as a team.

So our next phase starts again where we will continue to raise more funds to re-build more new homes and we are working on a project to create wifi for the school and buy some much needed computers - there is a pile of damaged computers just sitting there since April 2015!

We couldn't do this without the energy and donations from you so please share with your friends and continue to support us when you can.

We have joined forces with another foundation which we will tell you about in a few weeks but there is so much work still to be done.

Every penny is accounted for and spent very carefully.

If you have any ideas on how to help us please let us know.

If you would like us to come and talk to a group again please just ask - we just need the invite.

I will be going back in April and again in October on a sponsored Everest Base Camp walk - we still have spaces if you want to get involved.

So from the team here in Daventry and all the families in Thangpalcot1 I thank you for your interest.

Paul xx

Ps Feel free to follow us on Facebook too

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Only £950 short of our target - we are genuinely humbled by the amount raised this year. Thank you.
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A quick update from the team here at Campbells Foundation...

This years campaign is going well. We only have a few weeks left but already we have enough funds to re-build 2 new homes.

We would like to build 3 - it's only £1200 per property.

We would also like to buy some desks and chairs for the school, plus a request to buy a water tank.

If you were not aware Paul and Jamie will be back in Nepal on the 7th December.

So if you could share our Facebook posts that would be appreciated and make more people aware of what we are doing for these families in Nepal.

Thank you from the team at Campbells Foundation x

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£7,605 of £10,000 goal

Raised by 121 people in 41 months
Created December 7, 2015
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Anne Graham
11 months ago

Have a great time on your trip Paul, all the best, Anne and Ian. Xx

Pat Percival
15 months ago

Paul, you are doing such fantastic work the least I can do is make another donation. I know you will keep going. X

Jo B
15 months ago
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