Crisis in Nepal
Nepal has been in a state of political turmoil for many decades, but this crisis has reached a new level of intensity in recent months. The unofficial economic blockade, by India and some ethnic groups from the southern plains of Nepal (reportedly backed by some Indians), has caused the daily life in Nepal to grow steadily more difficult. The blockage of raw materials and fuel across the border has negatively effected the production of food and the delivery of medicine and other medical supplies. There has been nearly no importing of any kind which not only has created hardship but it also violates human rights. Doctors have already warned about the impending medicine crisis http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34861073.
The Nepal Government has started the dialogue with ethnic groups and has tried to increase imports from other countries, but it seems like it might be a long time for any resolution to be reached and the regular supply of essential goods to start again. We hope and pray to God for the situation to get better soon.
Need of NCF-Nepal
Both our Children’s Home and Scholarship Project have ongoing needs. A few children are without sponsors in both programs and you can either sponsor a child from the Children’s Home (yearly sponsorship costs 750 USD) or one from the Scholarship Project (yearly sponsorship costs 200 USD). Another way you can help is by donating into the general fund, where the NCF-Nepal board will decide where the greatest need is and apply the donation to that specific area. You could also help sponsor our "Walk for Kids 2015" (for more info: http://walk.ncf-nepal.org/).
In spite of both the Earthquake and the Economic Blockade, NCF-Nepal has been trying its best to effectively run all areas. The dedicated team has been working hard to manage everything during this economic crisis. We thank you because this has been possible only because of your love, care, blessings, motivation and continuous financial support. We, at NCF-Nepal, are indebted to you and truly appreciate your support in various ways.
Since the Earthquake of 2015, NCF-Nepal has also taken on a new project of re-building some primary schools in villages that were damaged by the massive earthquake (April 2015). Depending upon the funding available, we would like to start this project as soon as Nepal's situation improves. The approximate cost of rebuilding a school has been estimated around 25-30,000 USD.
What we have achieved so far
During the last 12+ years of dedicated social service, we have served the following areas:
|Residential Care (safe home, education, love and care)||106 orphaned & abandoned children for 10+ years of residential support.|
|Educational Scholarships||175 poor children for 10+ years of continuous educational support|
|Entrepreneurship Development||100+ women for 3 full months of support for Training & small business startups|
|Ear Treatment||25,000+ Hearing Patients including free hearing aids, medicine and other treatments.|
|Food & Tarpaulin Support (Earthquake)||1000+ Families from different districts|
|Educational Support (Earthquake)||607 students affected by the earthquake|
|Emergency Medical Support||1,006 Patients injured by the Earthquake|
|Emergency Shelter after earthquake||85 families helped with materials and construction|
How you can help
Anyone can help: An Individual, Company, Church, School or a Family can adopt a project or sponsor a child. You might also consider organizing a fund raising event (no matter how big or small) during the upcoming Christmas and New Year season as it is a great way to get more people involved. It would be another welcomed gift for those in need.
The donations can be deposited through PayPal Transfer (http://ncf-nepal.org/donate-us/) or directly to our bank:
Bank Account Details:
Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Ltd
Namaste Community Foundation
Account No: 01-1269968-01
Swift Code: SCBLNPKA
If you have any further queries, you can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org/.
Thank you so much for your time and effort in reading this newsletter. Please know that TOGETHER, we are making a huge difference in the lives of the most helpless Nepali children and adults.
Visma Raj Paudel