Photo of Helambu village, Nepal, via the Facebook page of Sangye Hyolmo, a Nepalese helicopter pilot based in Kathmandu, who is heli-evacuating Nepali villagers whose homes have been completely flattened, as above.
MondoChallenge Foundation. Charity Registration No. 1106237
MondoChallenge Foundation works at grassroots to support education and livelihoods in Nepal, NE India (Kalimpong/Darjeeling) and in Tanzania, where they help women with HIV to set up businesses. My father Nicholas is the Chairman of Trustees.
MondoChallenge Foundation are trying to help people in almost impossible to reach rural areas in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake on Saturday. They have been in immediate contact with Jimmy Lama, their country manager in Nepal. The situation in their core region of Helambu, 70 km NE of Kathmandu is catastrophic. They have taken stock of the events and are now launching an appeal for funds given the dire situation on the ground.
Most villages have lost many of their dwellings, leaving villagers homeless. The schools, many of which Mondo painstakingly helped build or expand over the past five years, are either completely or partially destroyed. A number of deaths have tragically taken place and many people are injured.
Communications by road are completely closed, aid is very slow to reach these areas, and they are helping Jimmy organise helicopter evacuation for the most serious cases.
Whilst they will need substantial funds for longer term reconstruction to help villagers return to their normal life and children to continue their education, they have opened a JustGiving page to provide emergency funds for Jimmy and his team to use in the most extreme cases, and without delay.
Please give generously.