Direct Support for Nepal

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Raised by 82 people in 43 months
We are setting up a funding source for support during and after the earthquake in Nepal.  We have had many questions and requests as to where people should donate and we have been reluctant to suggest any organization so far due to the high level of corruption in Nepal especially the government, high overhead costs from many NGO’s, and many other issues.  If you have already given to an organization or are excited to support another- that is great and we definitely encourage that too. 

Our current plan is to raise $10,000 to provide assistance in the best, most direct, and efficient way possible.  Chandra is currently planning to go to Nepal where he has and will continue to organize volunteers to help with water, food, and supply distribution especially in the more remote areas- work that he has done for many years.  There are Nepali people who want to help but without resources or leadership and he will help to get that going.  Many places are only accessible by foot and people are needed to carry in supplies.  We are also planning to send over water purification means, tents/shelters, blankets, protein powders, lights, batteries, and medical supplies.  While using local supplies is best, immediately there is a shortage especially in the more remote areas. 

We know we cannot help all of the estimated 450,000 people who are homeless but we are hoping to help several families for a continued period of time- long after the foreign aid leaves and the media moves on.  Recovery takes years and we would like to help in this immediate time frame and then continue our support over the years to ensure families can rebuild and mend their broken lives.  We also will find the local organizations and communities who have already begun to house children and families, and provide short and long term relief and partner with and support them directly. 

No amount is too small or too big to give and while we know we are not a tax refundable charity- we encourage you to give happily and freely with open hearts anyways.  We will keep track of all the money and where it goes and how it is used and keep you updated on the families and communities it will help sustain. 

We have been showered in love and prayers from so many family and friends who clearly share our love of Nepal , our home.  It is amazing and beautiful to see the international community come together to help so many Nepali people.  People who only few have seen the world beyond Nepal’s borders, who live tough but amazing lives- who have already probably gone through much suffering in their lives- then to get this outpouring of support from their international family.  Love truly reaches beyond borders, beyond ethnicity, language, culture, religion, or the many ways we define ourselves and we are so grateful to share this love with them.  Thank you. 

Debbie and Chandra Pun

HiMaLuna Adventures

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Our fabulous friend and coworker, Kaji found a small community in Sindhuli whose water supply had disappeared after the earthquake last year. Their nearest source of available water is 3 kilometers away making daily life difficult and rebuilding their homes an impossibility. The village is several hours from Kathmandu by truck, jeep, and a half hour walk from the jeep track. Kaji and the community members coordinated bringing the piping and other materials necessary to bring water to them and also to build a storage tank. Once the water comes, they can use it to make the clay mixture that holds the rocks together to construct their homes. The villagers were very grateful to receive the help needed to bring back life-giving water and hope to their families. Thank you for making this possible!
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Last week we were able to send roofing materials to Choumar , a small village in the Gorkha district where 45 families are still living in tents after the earthquake. This area was severely damaged and we are hoping they can rebuild before the monsoon this year. Thanks to all the people who donated and continue to donate and all the family and friends in Nepal who volunteered their time to coordinate and carry this out. The villagers were incredibly welcoming and grateful.

In two weeks we will be bringing water to a small community in the Sindhuli area. The earthquake disrupted their nearby spring water and now their nearest source of reliable water is 3 kilometers away. They need water for drinking, cooking, and washing and also use the water to mix with clay to hold stones together. We will provide piping and a reserve tank so they can bring water to their community and begin to rebuild their homes.
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A few more pictures of the representatives from families who lost their homes in the landslide.
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After the earthquakes, a major landslide came down near Chandra's village completely blocking the Kali Ghandaki River, the deepest valley in the world. A huge lake formed and the river was dammed until the water could overflow some. Luckily, the people there had evacuated their homes a couple days before the landslide and no lives were lost. The village's homes and land are all gone and the its families happily welcomed support to help pay for food while they look to restart their lives someplace else. Here are a few pictures of the landslide and some of the people we helped.
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This comes with a lot of prayers!

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