The year 2020 is coming to an end. With so much love and generosity from all you kind souls we see a (clear) silver lining behind the dark clouds. Thank you so much.
In Pokhara, our service area, the situation in slowly normalizing, schools are planning to reopen soon. We are optimistic and hopeful we will be able to resume our activities at full scale soon(er).
Due to the pandemic and the collapse of the economy, Nepal is facing a humanitarian disaster of an unprecedented scale! 40% of Nepal’s population, approximately 12 million people, is poor. This means that they are living on less than $ 1.25, - a day. Those who are suffering most are widows and single mothers!
The majority of them are day-laborers, which means to say, that they are literally living from the hand in the mouth. Since the beginning of the lockdown six months ago, people are out of work and they are without any revenues.
Most of these people live in the villages in higher altitudes between 500-M and 1500 M. For many, the freezing cold in the winter and the lack of warm clothes and blankets, combined with malnourishment is a fatal combination and this especially for children.
We are doing what we can to provide some of the most needy and vulnerable with the basic requirements for survival under these harsh circumstances.
So far this year we provided the following support for our target-groups:
ACTIVITY REPORTS in Facts & Figures!
MEALS: 28.375 nutritious meals
Clothes: 164 sets of warm winter clothes and caps
Shoes: 82 pairs of shoes and socks
Soap: 20.500 pieces
Shampoo: 80.000 doses
Sanitary pads: 4.896
Face masks: 2.460
Education-support: for 119 children
Medical-support/advise: for 86 beneficiaries
This winter will be a huge challenge for all of us. We are determined and organized to reach out to many more that are in desperate need of our support!
But we are only able to do this with your support!
Thank you all for your kindness and generosity.
Surendra & TEAM
Bahini Educare Foundation