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And this is what it’s all about .. I think

27th November 2015

“India disagreed with Nepal’s constitution, which they finally ratified in August. They had been working on it (and fighting over it) for six years. India says that the people in the Terai, many of whom are Indians or Indian extraction have been given not enought power.” This is basically how my friend Juliette C. has been describing the reasons for the problems the people of Nepal are suffering from at the moment… (earthquake thoughts are NOT included here..  – seems to be a different story altogether – for the ones in power..  – POWERGAMES suck and the poor ones suffer while the ones “in power” can’t get enough of it!)

   

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Hi there and Namaste to y’all,

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.

godchildren where the money goes ....

Maya

MayaMaya’s story. “I met Maya christmas 2012, she worked in one of the lodges I had a great time at, while hiking in Langtang Valley. Coming back to Langtang Valley a couple of times before the earth quake in 2015 I caught up with her a couple of times. Shortly before the earthquake I had just found out that she had NEVER learned to read or write. She had never had a chance to go to school. So I promised I would teach her. Then the earth quake happened and the lodge got swept away by a landslide. The lodge owners and Maya were lucky to get away with their lives, having lost everything. Her own family is too poor to support her in any way. The lodge keeper therefore asked us to please support her. Thus she became our first godchild. We (the “Verein” and one sponsor) go half on Maya’ s boarding school costs in Kathmandu”.