Bridge to Nepal Blog

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Blankets for Earthquake Victims

Marian deliver blankets and other supplies to families in mountain villages around Kathmandu
Marian recently went to Kathmandu to visit some of the mountain villages most effected by the earthquake. Being from India, Marian is familiar with poverty, but he was not prepared for what he was about to see in these villages. He was greatly effected by the extreme poverty in these places.  These people are truly the poorest of the poor.  Most of them are still living under plastic tents and corrugated metal sheets and suffering greatly. They are getting sick, they have no warm clothes, no medical help and the government is doing nothing to help. We have pledged to provide 500 blankets to help these people survive the winter. Due to the increased demand for blankets in Nepal, and compounded by the current Indian blockade, the prices have skyrocketed.  The cost of a large blanket for one family is $25. Please click here to make a donation to help purchase these blankets (select Earthquake Relief) Thank you.