We have founded our non – profit organisation after I had decided that something needed to be started. After all my trips to Nepal where I got to know so many people not only being a tourist but also a listener to their life stories I was left with the feeling .. do what you can do.
Then the earth quake in April got US started. Lots of people who usually don’t deal with Nepal had luckily already helped then and for us it meant. It is about time to deal with the “afterlife” once the big donation wave has stopped.
Money rules – even in Nepal. The country used to be 20th on the poorest- country-scale before the earthquake. Being left with a government which has not really had any experience in governing anything yet and which already seems to be slightly overwhelmed by the regular duties of leading a country – let’s say the earth quake has not necessarily made them more competent.
The tiniest bit of the money and goods have arrived where they were supposed to go to. – The huge bit noone really knows the whereabouts. Lots of places would not have been able to start rebuilding if they hadn’t had some kind of private connections (up until 2017) . I guess that’s politics. I don’t want to deal with it.
THE good news are that the earth stopped shaking this frequently. Nepal will always have earthquakes.
Additionally India decided to block the main access roads to Nepal. All goods that are desperately needed are not being transported into the country. Most “normal” person have little access to cooking gas for their rice and lentles (I bet it is really crappy to only suck rice and lentles until they are soft), petrol only available on the black market (REALLY expensive – even for Germans). With these facts adding to the situation I guess Nepal might actually reach the rear end of the poorest country scale quicker than any other.