A house for a family in Nepal


Hi guys, how amazing is our life? We are able to study, work, shop, eat and have money for vacations! Not every person on this planet is as privileged as we are- there are thousands of families in Nepal which lost their house this spring due to a massive earthquake.
Check out my link and help me raise 2000.- swiss franks to give a family in Nepal a new house!

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Thanks for supporting and spreading, have a good day!

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Liebe Freunde, Liebe Familie,

Ich bin im Moment fast wunschlos glücklich. Kein Geschenk könnte mir mehr Freude machen, als eine etwas bessere Welt. Dieses Projekt von Helvetas überzeugt mich und deshalb fände ich es schön, wenn wir zu Weihnachten zusammen ermöglichen, dass XX Menschen Nepal ein neues und sicheres zu Hause erhalten und so ein besseres Leben haben. Über Eure Mithilfe würde ich mich sehr freuen.

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It Takes A Village

Master of Something I'm Yet To Discover

“It takes a whole village to raise a child.” ~ Nigerian proverb

Manju Shree Primary School students Manju Shree Primary School students

The village may be physically located in a poor area of Nepal but the residents now include people from Australia, New Zealand and Scotland.

I’ve just recently returned from a Community Project trip to Nepal with World Expeditions. It was an opportunity to help in the post-earthquake rebuilding of one small corner of Nepal unlikely to receive government help.

Seven Aussies, one Kiwi and a couple of resident Scots (actually, Sheila is Irish and John is English but they live in Aberdeen) dug, picked, shovelled, carried, hammered, pulled, shaped, bent, chipped, cut and ran their hearts out for nine whole days to provide a solid foundation to a new school building in the village of Lura, Lower Solukhumbu, Nepal.

The Lura School Project Team - Sheila, Emma, Pic, Jenny, John, Simon, David, Heather, Judy & Carolyn. The Lura School Project Team – Sheila, Emma, Pic, Jenny, John, Simon, David, Heather, Judy…

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The Nepal Tribune

Routinely Nomadic

Tibetan Layover Marred By Girl’s Inconvenient Collapse

A couple travelling from Chengdu, China to Kathmandu, Nepal were surprised to learn they would actually be exiting the plane in Lhasa, Tibet (China), giving them a brief opportunity to set foot on Tibetan soil, or at least some Tibetan all-purpose tile and a few Tibetan decorative carpets. Their overall enjoyment of this unexpected treat was soon derailed, however, when they encountered a Chinese girl standing in the passageway just outside the door of the plane. According to the husband, Dean Johnston, he first noticed her because she was leaning her head against the window, looking “kind of weird”, and he found himself very curious to know what it was she was looking at so intently. As he moved toward her, however, suddenly her suitcase toppled over, surprising him, then immediately she began to collapse toward the floor. Instinctively he caught her and…

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CHUCHEPATI IDP CAMP : Displaced and Disregarded


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Thanks to experienced first-hand accounts from two members of ACF (one of half a dozen NGOs working on-site at Chuchepati) we would later learn of the true scale of this Internationally Displaced Persons camp. As we wandered through the sea of white, eyes dotting between an occasional crest of blue, we encountered only a few individuals in a vast, seemingly deserted village of temporary relief.

After navigating a relatively small portion of tents and their respective complex of ropes we came across a shelter that was not void of life. In fact we’d ignorantly interrupted a counselling session lead by two NGO workers of ACF (A French organisation translated to Action Against Hunger). As well as understandable depression issues and mental trauma affecting lives here, domestic violence is a common problem at the camp. With no effective or vigilante law-enforcement presence, this was a concerning realisation…

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CHISAPANI : Smiles in the Face of Ruin


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It had been a fairly strenuous and lengthy days hike from our starting point at the foot of the Kathmandu valley in Sundarijal. We committed ourselves to a 1100 meter climb up and over the ridge top and down to Chisapani, a town perched facing the general direction of Everest (at least that’s what we’re told, it’s hard to believe anyone’s talk of breathtaking mountain views in all this shroud of cloud). Though the day was long, it was nice to be back on the trail, and this time sharing the pains and slow gains my brother. However, by the time we could wearily run our eyes across the sign post reading CHISAPANI, what emerged through the dissipating cloud was no longer a town…


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First glimpses of a 3 story building, casually leaning at a 90 degree angle. Some sections pressed up against the crumbled…

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ANNAPURNA : Poon Hill Trek


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Ok, so… An Englishman, American and German go on a Trek…

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Day 1 : Naya Pul to Ulleri

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A surprisingly tough day on the ol’ pegs, clearly out of practice… Of course it was to be nearly all up hill, but we made it a little harder for ourselves by taking a short but steep and unnecessary detour through local padi fields. Although It provided beautiful scenery of the surrounding hills, it was not ideal preparation for the 3500 steps we later had to tackle, leading us up through the clouds, to reach our first night stop at Ulleri.


Day 2 : Ulleri to Ghorepani

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Continuing through the soggy mist we eventually came to an enchanting but leech infested forest, which was to be much of day two’s story. The ever interesting and changing environments helped the hours roll by fairly smoothly, as…

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