Gayatri Fund for Nepal's Hope
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!
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!
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!
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
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!
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
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.