COVID-19  Nepal Project #49340

Tidal Wave of Poverty in the Himalayas

by Himalayan Life Switzerland
Tidal Wave of Poverty in the Himalayas
Tidal Wave of Poverty in the Himalayas
Tidal Wave of Poverty in the Himalayas
Tidal Wave of Poverty in the Himalayas
Tidal Wave of Poverty in the Himalayas
Tidal Wave of Poverty in the Himalayas
Tidal Wave of Poverty in the Himalayas
Tidal Wave of Poverty in the Himalayas
Tidal Wave of Poverty in the Himalayas
Tidal Wave of Poverty in the Himalayas
Tidal Wave of Poverty in the Himalayas
Tidal Wave of Poverty in the Himalayas
Tidal Wave of Poverty in the Himalayas
Tidal Wave of Poverty in the Himalayas
Tidal Wave of Poverty in the Himalayas
Tidal Wave of Poverty in the Himalayas
Tidal Wave of Poverty in the Himalayas
Tidal Wave of Poverty in the Himalayas

Nepal has finished its first wave of the COVID-19 virus and active case numbers are relatively low. Although restrictions have loosened, the grip of poverty on families and communities across the country has not. The Himalayan Life Team in Chitwan continues to address this intense need by feeding around 30 street children daily and providing aid for more than 200 families in their communites.

On a weekly basis, the HimalayanLife Chitwan team is reaching out with relief items to impoverished families. On Christmas day, a roadside Christmas celebration for the Chepang community on the edge of the jungle was organized. A feast was cooked up and presents of essential relief supplies such as rice, oil, tea and spices were handed out to each family that joined in.

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Women receive food provisions from HL staff.
Women receive food provisions from HL staff.

“We all know that there have been no formal events during this pandemic but we have the opportunity to help the poor. So during this time we have distributed relief to about 180-190 families in need in many different places.” - Loveson, Himalayan Life Chitwan, Project Director

As Loveson reports, his team has been able to distribute relief packages to many families in southern Nepal. These packages include a sack of rice and cooking oil, the basis of every Nepalese diet.

Not only have the Chitwan Team been reaching out to marginalized families, but they have also been giving meals to street children in the evenings. As financial pressures weigh heavily on families during the pandemic, we expect the number of street children to increase. The Himalayan Life team in Chitwan are beginning to meet this increasing need by bringing pre-packaged food to the street children.

Thank you to all those who have donated so far to help make these relief efforts possible!

Families in southern Nepal take provisions home.
Families in southern Nepal take provisions home.
Street children receiving pre-packaged meals.
Street children receiving pre-packaged meals.
Pre-packaged meals ready to be handed out.
Pre-packaged meals ready to be handed out.
A man takes a sack of rice to bring to his family.
A man takes a sack of rice to bring to his family.
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Himalayan Life Switzerland

Location: Wetzikon - Switzerland
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Project Leader:
Bernd Betschmann
Wetzikon, Switzerland
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