A month passed by of the greatest devastation our country has ever witnessed, when we felt the part of us was lost, leading us to frustration and confusion. The day nature proved its supremacy to people. The day humanity and nationalism rise above the fear. The day life offered us a new chance, a chance to rebuild, recreate and reunite for a single cause.
WHR distributed solar lights, mats and tarpaulins to 245 women earthquake survivors of Gyalchok VDC, Gorkha. It is one of the affected VDC of Gorkha with the majority of diverse ethnic communities and high presence of Chepang ethnic group.
WHR is planning to distribute relief materials to Simjung and Muchwok VDC of Gorkha within few days. We would like to thank GOONJ for supporting us with the supplies and letting us reach people in need.
Maiya Lamsal (left) – 50 yrs and Dambar Kumari Lamsal (right) – 35 yrs. Ward no. 9, Khastar, Gorkha. Sister-in-laws.
Towards the end of our relief distribution, the weather suddenly turned gloomy and overcast. A storm was on its way. I asked the ladies why they kept waiting till the end as they had already received their share a long while back. I was prompting them to make their way home or else they would be caught in the storm. To which they replied, “In this huge crowd we did not get an opportunity to thank them. We want to personally thank all of you and show our gratitude. We will leave once we do so.”
Undaunted by the huge storm brewing, these ladies waited patiently till the end.
With support from GOONJ, India and in coordination with CDO’s office, Gorkha, we have received Tarp- 183pcs, Tent -2pcs, Mat-115pcs and Solar lights – 400pcs.
Materials received from GOONJ will be distributed to female-headed households in Gorkha.
We met Dil Shova Maharjan, a homebased worker form Sunakoti Lalipur, while distributing the relief material sent from our partner Homenet Southasia.
Sunakoti, which wasn’t affected much in the 1st earthquake, was badly hit by the second one. She along with 4-5 other families used to share the same tent.
Though the days ahead are still hard, she was happy she can now sleep comfortably at night in her own tarp.