One of the worst consequences of the series of earthquakes in Nepal is the number of people who have been displaced. Their homes are either destroyed or uninhabitable and they see little or no hope of re-building in the near future, so they are forced to live in camps under less than ideal conditions.
Thanks to our wonderful donor family, we still had some funds in our Earthquake Relief account, so we decided to focus our efforts on helping these people in any way we could.
Rama, Samjana, Sabita and Parbati shopped with Bonnie Auntie for the contents of dignity packs for 1,100 people in the Bode resettlement camp. These packs contained new underwear and tee shirts, toothbrushes, toiletries and hygiene items. We decided that there should be gift packs for every age, from infants through the elderly. The girls were very caring and concerned, and they gave valuable input on the contents of each pack. They organized a group to fill the gift packs, tying each type of gift with a different color yarn, so that when presented with 1,100 people in line to receive the packs, they were able to hand them out in a respectful and inclusive manner.
They did a fantastic job! Another example of the youth of Nepal doing good service, something that Ama Ghar has taught all of those in our care.