Our story about Mebu, a 93 year old woman from Tatopani touched your hearts. (You can read that story here). We are delighted to be able to give you an update! Our team visited Mebu again on 9th July and Mebu was very happy indeed to see our team back.
This time she looked stronger, with more energy, able to move slowly around her hut and garden. Together everyone lit a fire, prepared hot drinks and unpacked the supplies they had brought – tsampa, (roasted barley), chura (beaten rice), Horlicks (malted dried milk) and some kitchenware.
Mebus’ hut is simple and plain; there is no ‘kitchen’ – just a firepit in the floor, and the toilet is outside. But the leaky bamboo and thatch roof is now covered with tarpaulin to keep out the monsoon and there is firewood withing easy reach.
There wasn’t enough time for our team to mend the hut further, so they agreed with Norbu Tsering, the village lama and leader of Tatopani village community, that the community will make a new permanent roof and will come regularly to visit Mebu and check that she’s doing well.
To help with the repairs we provided building materials and tools – a bundle of jasta, wood planks, hammers, nails, wires, and a wood saw.
On July 15 we got the good news from Norbu Tsering that they have already finished the work and Mebu is happy now in her repaired hut.
We can celebrate another ‘happy ending’!