October 07, 2016
We have learned that the women we serve in Nepal are wearing threadbare dresses. Losing everything in the April 2015 earthquake, most women own only one or two dresses which they wear while tending to their families, community, and working in the garden.
Sabita, our local partner, sent the following message last week, ‘On April 13, there is a new year day that day should be a festival for our Mahila Women in Nepal. Is this possible for giving a gift of Kurta Suruwal, A dress they wear everyday?’
I’m reaching out to ask for an $18 donation, the cost of fabric and materials to make a Kurta Suruwalis. The women will make the dresses at the sewing cooperative.
Can you imagine the joy in telling Sabita that many people bought dresses for the women? You can donate more or less than $18 - my heart fills thinking about how many lives we are touching.
Nepal Village life:
• Post the 2015 earthquakes, there is a fuel shortage in Nepal. Markets often lack food and cloth, and it’s very hard for people to get to the market to buy or sell.
• 160 women in the two villages: Chamrangbesi and Panchkal
• Chamrangbesi is so remote that you need to walk four hours after reaching the end of the road.