Posts Categorized: Updates

Two hundred and one bags, one Saturday!

  The list is a long one. Forty one families in Salyantar village living in temporary shelters. In Purkuti, twenty five families living in the old school and in a temporary tin shelter nearby.The shelters of sixteen families of the Pariyar community scatter the nearby hills.     In Itahiti, eighty seven families of the… Read more »

Back to Salyantar – for bandaging and burn-care!

Learning skills to care for each other is a potent way to take back control of life after an earthquake. Following the wonderful example of the Singapore nurse team whose first aid courses were so successful, Vajra Varahi Healthcare volunteers took their training skills to Salyantar and Sanagaon villages. Izarne, Alberto and Miriam accompanied Vajra… Read more »

Talking, walking, running and dressing down for Nepal!

Although the school year was rapidly winding down, when the students at Hamden Hall Country Day school in Hamden, CT USA saw pictures of the devastation and suffering in Nepal, they felt they had to do something. 8th graders Aya Wazaz and Shaw Mettler met with English teacher and student of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Paul… Read more »

Yempi Mahavihar – home of Guru Rinpoche in Kathmandu

On 13th July, 4 bundles of tin roofing were delivered to the Yempi Mahavihar temple in Patan, Kathmandu. Yempi Mahavihar, built 2200 years ago by Khatkuti Aju, is a very important and sacred Buddhist site. In recent years, the site was identified by HH Chatral Rinpoche who confirmed that this is the real historical site of… Read more »

The Disabled Rehabilitation Center

Another busy day in the CGLF office – when two women knocked on the door with a publicity sheet and a collecting tin. The interruption turned out to be a fruitful one! We learnt about  the Disabled Rehabilitation Center and were so happy to share with them T-shirts, jackets, bed sheets, biscuits and noodles sent… Read more »

Another happy ending!

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… Read more »

Visit to Yamuna Children’s Home

Serki Sherpa, President of Yamuna Children’s Home, grew up himself in a children’s home, so he understands well the feelings of the 27 orphans he cares for. Serki Sherpa and his wife don’t have children of their own yet but live together with the children in a modest, 2-storey building Several staff members help to… Read more »

Karma’s new job

Do you remember Karma? He is a young man left with the care of his whole family after the illness of his father and the death of his mother. They are living in a tent near Boudha. (You can read the full story here) Now his brothers and sisters were safe, most of all Karma wanted… Read more »

Vajra Varahi Healthcare goes to Champi

Straight after the earthquake Vajra Varahi Healthcare (VVH) was in the forefront of emergency relief work in the villages around Chapagaon. One area they visited was Champi. VVH has a strong connection with Champi, having run an outreach clinic there, visited by villagers from all the surrounding hamlets. The people of Champi suffered greatly in… Read more »