Firstly I must start this final report by acknowledging your great generosity in helping us meet the target for this appeal, and now it is fully funded.
As regular donors will know many project reports have talked about the problems with government or aid from larger organisations actually reaching the people in need. Smaller grass roots organisations like us do have an advantage , rooted as we are in local communities. There are problems with distribution and sometimes sadly misappropriation with larger agencies who do not have the same closeness to the community. But of course small organisations cannot implement large building projects such as new check dams and of course there is a need for both micro and macro projects.
The big thing is the people in the flood affected areas are better off in many ways then when we started the appeal as a humanitarian gesture to help local people recover from a devastating event.
Aside from the immediate help , blankets, mosquito nets , medical supplies etc that your donations provided we were able to assist many villagers in acquiring livestock, to give small loans for income raising enterprises and to give advice and help in building ditches to divert surface water. Again as you can see from previous reports we were able to do this very effectively due to close community involvement.
We hope and pray the “river of sorrow” the Kosi spares the villagers next monsoon.
Thanks to you we stand ready to respond if the need arises, you have helped hundreds of poor villagers recover from an awful situation.
On behalf of all of them, our Heartfelt appreciation goes out to you all