Weʼve raised £2,010 to build an earthquake resistant home for a family in Nepal who had their home completely devastated in the 2015 earthquake.
- Dhading, Central Region, Nepal
- Funded on Monday, 7th November 2016
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On my resent trip to Nepal I was fortunate enough to be welcomed into the family home of who had been the guide for my trek, Arjun, and who has now become a dear friend of mine.
Located in a remote village in the district of Dhading, this entire area was severely hit by the devastating 2015 earthquake! Sadly, this village was no exception and what I actually visited was a pile of rubble with the hint of what was once a happy family home. Next to this they have been able to create a somewhat make-shift home, made from tin slats. They've been living in this for a year now with no chance of being able to rebuild.
Arjun and his two brothers, Akash (14yrs) and Ambir (15yrs) heartbreakingly lost their dad a year before the earthquake, and his mum, Sita lost her husband. This also means they have no head of the family to bring in an income. Any money they have comes from the money Arjun sends home from being a part-time trekking guide, the rest of the time he is putting himself through college in Kathmandu.
To meet this family is to meet true kindness and selflessness, and what upsets me most is that they welcomed me in with no questions, no expectations, they simply wanted to meet me and share a snippet of their life with me. I left feeling as though I was leaving family. Taking a final glimpse back as I said goodbye, I could see the remains of what was once their home, and I felt a pang of sadness I've never felt before. Imagine losing everything, but then imagine the feeling of never being able to replace that, first their dad, and then their home - the thought overwhelms me. I decided that I needed to do something, anything to try and help! Which is why I've decided to put this fundraiser together. With the help of all of you, your friends, your family, we can absolutely raise the money we need to rebuild. From the bottom of my heart I thank you for your donation, no matter how big or small - every penny will go towards changing an entire family's life.
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Jennifer Power5 years ago
I know I keep posting it but I am just so excited and chuffed and I want to say thank you as much as I can for all being so amazing 🎉😘💜
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Nov 6, 2016
Amazing, very touched by your story. Wishing you well with your project. Tracy x
Nov 6, 2016
Amazing work hun, I am so proud of you!!! This should do it for you !!! xxxx
Nov 5, 2016
So close Jenni.
Nov 2, 2016
Yay well done!!😁
Oct 21, 2016
Wish i could give more but hope this helps xx
Oct 21, 2016
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Dhading, Central Region, Nepal
My name is Jenni, just your every day girl who has been presented with this opportunity to actually make a slight difference in the world, with your help :)