The distribution went really well. We teamed up with a local church where we were able to store the packages. People in need from all over the Bhaktapur area were called and by 5:00pm we had over 200 people representing individual families in the room, excitedly examining the packages wondering what could be inside.

 

 

Representatives from 200 desperate familes

Representatives from 200 desperate familes

I was amazed with how orderly people were; names of the representatives of each household were written down, checked then the people were called out one-by-one to the front to receive their package. There was no pushing or shoving.

Handing out the packages

Handing out the packages

There was a lot of gratitude in the room, a lot of smiles, thank-yous and namastes. Several people, especially the elderly, had brought along other people to help carry the bags home. One by one we continued to hand out the packages until the crowd whittled down to a handful and a stream of white bags could be seen walking out of the church and down into the village.

An elderly man heads home with food for his family

An elderly man heads home with food for his family

Thank you so much to every single person who helped to make this little project a reality. There is still so much more need in Nepal and we encourage all of you to get further involved where you can. Re-development of the buildings especially will require a lot of outside aid but if the world gets behind them Nepal can rebuild.

Many more were hoping for some help

Many more were hoping for some help