What we are doing with your money:
While our main team is in Nuwakot, today we have organized a small team to help local families in need.
Pictured below, in the yellow t-shirt, is Ram Tamang. This morning we got a phone call from his sister who works for Paddle Nepal, a large rafting company, who are doing huge things for earthquake relief. Ramâ€™s sister was unable to get to her brother and badly wanted to help him.
He lives with eight family members including small children. Not being a local to Bungamati the people there were not helping him. They had no money, no food and were sleeping in a chicken shed.
Ram is a Thangka artist; many businesses in Thamel have acquired his art on credit only and are refusing to pay him now. Currently there is no market for Thangka’s but as soon as the next tourist season arrives in September he will again be able to support himself and his family.
This is one of the million heartbreaking stories happening right now in Nepal…At least he and his family will be okay now for a few weeks as NCRR have managed to give them some food and assistance today.
Pictured with Ram Tamang is NCRR member Rajan Karki.