Father lost to Altitude Sickness

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I'd like to thank you for taking the time to read this. This fundraiser is to raise money for a family in Nepal who just lost  their beloved Husband/Father. (Dilli Poudel) 

I met Dilli Poudel at a village in Thagnak which is situated at an altitude of 4300 metres in the mountainous regions of Nepal. We were trekking in Nepal and we happened to stay at the same lodge. He was a technician heading up to a remote village named Khare in Nepal which is at an altitude of 5000 metres. But on the way he had developed severe acute mountain sickness and had to descend to the village where we were, Thagnak. We gave him medicine, water and tried to help him as much as we could. We talked for a few hours and he told us that we has a young son. We found him to be a very charming but shy person. We could see that he was not feeling well as he was coughing all the time and had trouble breathing. By night, his condition had deteriorated and we had to organise a Sherpa at midnight to take him to a lower altitude in a village named Khote.

Kirsty, a friend and joint member of this page, happened to be staying in Khote, where Dilli arrived early the next morning. Despite a shared attempt by everyone to keep Dilli warm and comfortable on this day, fate would have it that due to poor weather the helicopter that arrived early on that day was not able to safely take him to the help that he needed. Despite Dilli’s poor condition, he fought hard and showed gratitude to those who tried to help him. Dilli Poudiel would later pass away that afternoon due to pulmonary edema (fluid on the lungs).

Over the last few days we have been trying to gather information about his family and have been able to get in touch with their family thanks to Lhakpa Sherpa, the lodge owner at Thagnak who had initially tried to help Dilli by arranging a sherpa to take him down to Khote. Lhakpa also sent us some pictures taken  by the lodge owners in Khote, where Dilli passed away.


He is survived by a son and a wife who will now face many burdens, including financial. Apparently, the family is really poor and they hardly have any money to sustain their daily basic needs.


Having met Dilli under such tragic circumstances, we feel compelled to do something positive in his memory and would love to provide support for his beloved family by hopefully giving some financial relief during this time. Hence we would like to ask you for donations to support his family. We plan to spend the donations in the following way.

a) Spend a fixed amount of money to Sabitra every month for the next 18 months.
b) Spend a lumpsum amount to cater to the child's education for the next 18 months..
c) Help Sabitra set up a sustainable business by buying a Tea Shop, small restaurant etc.
d) Provide some kind of Vocational Training to Sabitra.

 We will be visiting Nepal (using our own money) in November to help Sabitra (wife of Dilli) set up her own business. 

We thank you for reading this. Please help us share the word so that Dilli's family can find peace and live a normal life.

Thank you.
Kirsty & Prateek
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Hello Everyone!

This is a quick update to inform you on our progress in helping Dillis family.

We have just arrived back from Nepal where we were very happy to meet up with Sanu (wife of Dilli) and her son and analyze the situation of the family. Some of the major concerns that were raised were the child’s education and the lack of a working toilet in their house.

During our visit we met with the principle of a good local school where Sanu's son can receive full board, including food, tuition and transport. This will lessen the burden on Sanu and enable her to find a job and work. We are in the final stages of enrolling Dillis son to this new school and are in regular touch with the principal. We endeavour to continue this payment for the duration of Dilli’s son's education.

We also negotiated the cost of building a much needed toilet that will be used by Dilli’s family. Today we reached a fair compromise on the cost of this and funds have been sent for its construction. Apart from this we have been sending some money for daily expenses based on the requirements, however we are working towards a model where the family can sustain itself in the near future.

We are so grateful for all the donations given and are overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity. We will remain in touch with the family and continue investing in the child’s education.

Thanks again for everyone making this happen.

Best Regards,
Kirsty and Prateek
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We are reaching out to you because of the donation that you made for our Go Fund me campaign for Dilli Poudel's family. First of all, we would like to sincerely thank you for your donation, we are full of gratitude for your generosity.

We have been in regular touch with Dilli's wife and have been successful in making an initial deposit that will also make sure that his son can continue his school without any financial issues for atleast the next 1 year. This would not have been possible without your support.

As for the other amount, We will be sending the money over in monthly intervals so as not to overwhelm Dilli's family during this difficult time. These monthly payments are split in order to cover their basic living expenses.

Due to some much appreciated ongoing donations from those who are just hearing our story we have decided to keep accepting donations and keep the page open for now.

I endeavour to keep you all posted and would follow up with more updates as we have them. Again, thank you for making it happen! We absolutely love your support :)
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