Nepal: A magic kingdom until we look at the plight of so many people.
Thousands left homeless and parentless after the earthquake
Scenes from the 2015 earthquake. Our associate, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita (upper left) in the field, distributing food, blankets and tarpaulins.
Within 2 days there were 9,000 killed, 22,000 injured, 900,000 homes, 9,000 schools and 30,000 classrooms destroyed. Image shows Shelter Boxes that we paid for, being deployed.
The village of Langtang, north of Kathmandu, before the earthquake
One of our heavy duty Rototillers being readied for action. This program was so successful that the government has taken it over for many more villages
Smokey kitchen; causing major health problems
New stoves being built; much more efficient and no smoke!
Mother and child in Kathmandu after losing home in the country
Helping to provide a happy and safe environment for schools makes for much better attendance and performance
The village of Langtang, north of Kathmandu, after the earthquake
Rototiller in action - replacing the work of oxen or water buffalo teams and saving hundreds of hours of time
Stoves for the whole village being delivered to the roadhead; then carried from there
The old-fashioned method
Half the time and no
Our partnership with Child Action Nepal has helped rescue hundreds of trafficked children
As part of our 100 Peace Pole project, we have provided many Poles. This one is at the Dennis Weaver Park in Ridgway, CO. Jigchen Tso (one of our members) reads out the Peace message in Tibetan
We have collaborated and donated towards the brand new Montrose Ute Indian Museum
Long-time supporters, Ken and Jossi Nebenzahl at WCFH annual Peace Medal social function in Montrose (Pictured with board members, Kelvin Kent, Val Burnell, Nima Sherpa and Ang Danu Sherpa
After rescues, children have to be re-habilitated and schooled before going back to their villages
The Buddhist monastery in Khumjung was severely damaged in the earthquake. We provided funds towards its repair
One of our Peace Poles in Nepal. This one is at Khumjung village. Another is at Taksindu Monastery
Monks in local Monastery in the Khumbu region
We hold some of our meetings and
presentations at this wonderful facility
One of 10 medical Manequins donated by us for the Himalayan Medics program (already saving lives in the Everest region)
This shows some of the work of Himalayan Medics, operating in the Everest Region and surrounding villages. Many lives have been saved due to knowledgeable first responders. We have supplied many forms assistance to meet their ongoing requirements
Below are scenes from our multi-year project to help improve conditions in our "adopted" village of Chhulemu - situated well off of trekking routes southwest of the Everest region.
In addition to building toilets and assistance with clothing and school supplies, we have recently completed solar showers (his and hers) with changing rooms . Our "man-on-the-ground" is Furba Sherpa, the village patriarch
A recently supplied all-purpose
printer and copier
It makes a lot of sense to use solar in Nepal
Young woman getting ready to teach school
Thank you from scholarship recipients
Secondary School children demonstrating traditional Sherpa male and female dress costumes with dance and song routine. This is part of a program funded by WCFH to help assist the preservation of their culture