The morning began with lengthy discussions with two team leaders from the camp regarding their neighboring villages. There are many extended family members still living up in the devasted mountain areas close to the villages of the members of Camp Hope. The area in Sindulpalchowk is prone to landslides during the monsoon, so everyone fears for their lives in the coming months. Sadly, the villagers don't want to leave their cattle behind during the monsoon, so it is imperative to send relief to them.
Sangita is requesting a helicopter from a few organizations in order to provide emergency food, and the necessary supplies; tents, blankets, water purification tablets, etc., needed for the coming months. We are in the process of coordinating the purchase of these items for the following villages; 95 people in Tanga, Kharku, Tashithang in Ward 8. 41 people in Thangsur and Gumba Dada, Ward 6 & 7.
At the camp, the last of the pencil case distribution took place in the morning. After the children left for school, the women were busy starting their crafts; knitting, weaving and sewing small dolls and animals. We got our first order for a sweater from one of the volunteers!