3000 Euro the Rotary Club Fürstenfeldbruck, the Namaste Foundation is donating. The money now flows from Gilching in food packages - and then to Nepal.
Gilching – Nepal? The country in the media during the time of the Corona-crisis world attention. "The crisis has hit the Nepalis particularly difficult," says Horst Schmel from Gilching, a co-founder of the Namaste Foundation, implemented since the 1960s in Nepal, aid projects. Together with his wife Ursula and Foundation Board of Directors Günther Strödel he took in Gilching, Germany, a cheque for € 3,000 from the Rotary Club Fürstenfeldbruck. The money flows in the food packages to the Distress in the Nepalese village of Bolde relieve. There, the pharmacist couple Shmel had was once, together with other Nepal-Fans, the idea of establishing the Bolde-friends, from the Namaste Foundation.
"showed Five years after the earthquake in Nepal is a glimmer of hope," says Shmel. He traveled the country, most recently in the fall of 2019. "It went up." The trekking tourists have brought a bit of prosperity, but also the small villages benefited. Then the Coronavirus came from. The government sealed off the country. "Health care is bad, there are no Tests, the people have no income, you suffer from Hunger," said Shmel. The government of Dhulikhel Hospital with a catchment area of 2.3 million people to an 18-Corona-centres. It is supported among others by Doctors from the Namaste Foundation. Board Strödel was last updated in the spring in Nepal, he returned shortly before the Shutdown to Europe.
"Scared about the news from Nepal"
"Very scared, make us the messages we receive from villages in Nepal," writes Strödel in the most recent newsletter of the Namaste Foundation. Tens of thousands had fled to their home villages. Alone in Bolde 40 percent more people lived in the moment than usual. "The income of the barren fields are not enough to feed all of us the least of the families were."
Now food packages to be transported are selected in collaboration with the Dhulikhel Hospital to Bolde. The Namaste Foundation, which is based in Gilching, participates in the costs for this action. In addition, she helps with the equipment of the Doctors with protective clothing.
"I can remember my joy as a child about the Care packages that the Americans at the end of the Second world war," said Shmel. "The irony of the history that I can now help myself." Whoever would like to donate to: the Namaste Foundation, Raiffeisenbank Gilching, IBAN DE50 7016 9382 0000 0003 45.
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