Your dollars have already made a significant difference. Due to your support, here is what has been accomplished over the past 8 days.
- The NSP Nepal Board has created 11 Task Force Teams.
- These Teams have traveled up into the NSP villages within the Kaavre district to assess needs.
- Upon returning to Kathmandu, the NSP Board has communicated with the NSP Canada Board. In these communications, the NSP Canada Board has been informed of what emergency supplies are needed, how much, and for who.
- After ensuring we have the funds to support their requests, the NSP Canada Board has given the go-ahead for the NSP Nepal Board to purchase the necessary supplies. At this point in time, supplies have included tents, tarps, and food. We have secured a generous local vendor to receive our supplies from, which has been essential for reducing delays.
- Given that there is incredible demand for supplies, we have also secured a safe warehouse in Banepa to store our supplies. We have done this to ensure they are not used up in Kathmandu and have the opportunity to reach the villages.
- The Task Force Teams are in the process of delivering the supplies to the villages. This is not an easy task. It involves driving trucks full of supplies along very dangerous roads as far as possible. Our people must then remove all supplies from these trucks and walk by foot with the supplies on their backs to the villages.
Very soon we will provide an update that includes exactly how much money has been spent and on what. We will also outline the next phase of our plan, which will include steps for rebuilding infrastructure in the villages, such as latrines, homes, and schools. While we are grateful for the donations we have received, more support is still needed to shift from crisis to stability! Together, we know we can achieve great things. To donate, click HERE.
We are so impressed with the resilience and peaceful attitude of our friends and colleagues in Nepal. In the face of all of their angst and life disruption, they have still been able to give to others and organize a relief effort in the villages. Their local relationships have helped to overcome bureaucratic delays at borders and ensure emergency relief is provided efficiently and effectively. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts.Below are two pictures of our Nepali team acquiring supplies and preparing for delivery to the villages.