Earthquake Relief

Thanti Village

Dhading District

NUMBER OF PEOPLE HELPED:  575
NUMBER OF FAMILIES HELPED:  75
RELIEF PROVIDED:

  • 150 TARPS
  • 50 BAGS OF RICE
  • 20kg (400lbs) OF DAL
  • COOKING OIL
  • SALT
  • TWO MINUTE RAMEN

In a region of 1,900 collapsed homes, Thanti is a small, rural village of 75 families who have lost absolutely everything and are in desperate need of shelter and food. Out of the homes we visited, only the door of a house was left standing. Heart breaking devastation does not quite describe the state of this village full of such resilient people.

Much of the food that was in their homes is irretrievable. Our team provided over 50 bags of rice, 20 kg/440 lbs of Dal, cooking oil, salt, two minute noodles, glucose and more. We also provided two tarps for each family, as temporary shelter before the monsoon rains. Unaware of the fears of wildlife in the area, one woman shared how her family had sat on guard as a tiger came down and stalked the boundary lines of the village.

Just east of the earthquake’s epicenter, relief efforts, both nationally and foreign haven’t yet made it to this region, now 8 full days after the quake. A community of “untouchables,” those of the Dalit people who are looked down upon traditionally by those still in the caste system, they have been overlooked. Yesterday, we made one small impact, and with your continued donations and support, we will provide more.