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Weʼre raising £3,500 to continue the food bank in Bodhgaya

Edinburgh
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Old Taradih' is a village behind the main temple in Bodhgaya, India, where the Buddha became enlightened. The people that live there are mostly petty traders and casual temple staff. This photo is of Sunny Kumar, a young man I cared for as a child for some years who used to work in the Mahabodhi temple light house on a casual basis for tips, lighting huge numbers of offering lamps for visiting pilgrims. The pilgrims have vanished after 6 months lockdown, and many in the village have been left without an income, and now, no food. This project began with a few donations from friends, but a little money goes a long way in India so we decided to expand. Originally, my donation fed a family for a month, then extra donations began feeding Sunny's village. Buying food to prevent hunger and malnutrition also stimulates the local economy as food supplies are sold by local traders. Please do donate any small amount by typing in £1, £2 or £5... you don't have to give £20 like the button says which is a lot of money for many of us, especially right now. £2 feeds an average family household nutritious food for a day. Each family food parcel is created and delivered on Sunday by volunteers. Thank you for your generosity and kindness.

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  • Jo Nash2 months ago
    Jo Nash

    Jo Nash

    2 months ago

    We delivered our 32nd foodbank this weekend to those still in need in Old Taradih, Bodhgaya, India. We extend our thanks to all our kind donors and ask you to visit this link by copying and pasting it into their browser to keep up to date with our activities. If you are not on FB, you can still see the videos and photos of our weekly activities here https://www.facebook.com/jo.nash479/posts/2770434603247983

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  • Jo Nash2 months ago
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    Jo Nash

    2 months ago

    Today we delivered the 31st food bank to our regular beneficiaries in Old Taridih, Bodhgaya, India. A big thanks to all our donors for your generosity and kindness. See more here https://www.facebook.com/jo.nash479/posts/2764099783881465

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    2 months ago
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    See more here: https://www.facebook.com/jo.nash479/posts/2758844024407041

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Page last updated on: 7/20/2021 20.33

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  • Nick and Priya

    Nick and Priya

    Jul 20, 2021

    £90.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 30, 2021

    Wish there were more people like you to help others

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 20, 2021

    Thanks for the India article.

  • Emma

    Emma

    May 18, 2021

    Thank you

    £20.00

  • Red Kite

    Red Kite

    May 17, 2021

    With thanks to Jo for reasoned explanations of the facts to counter the sensationalised reporting from and about India.

    £20.00

  • Mark Reeves

    Mark Reeves

    May 16, 2021

    Globalization is evil, I stand with the good and the poor to resist. Keep up your good work.

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 16, 2021

    £50.00

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Jo Nash

Jo Nash

Edinburgh

I'm a writer and editor from the UK who spent many years working and living in India. When I lived in Bodhgaya I helped look after a small boy called Sunny while his mother was working 12 hour days. Sunny's village is hungry due to their lack of income during the COVID lockdown.

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