As most of you are aware a major earthquake struck eastern Nepal, the second one in two weeks. Over a hundred people were killed and more than 2,500 injured.
AS and I are lucky that all our close relatives survived the quake but not every family was so lucky. Here I am sharing the story the family of my friend’s first cousin. The family lost everything in the earthquake, their house, their business which was their only source of income, and above all their father.
“The earthquake that struck Nepal on 25th April claimed my father’s life. I still regret that I wasn’t home that day. My sisters were able to pull my mother out of the house and all my sisters managed to get out alive but my dad couldn’t.” – Sujan Malla (My friend’s cousin)
I know most of you have already donated to one cause or another to help Nepal but today I am requesting you to donate $5 if not more to this family and help my friend build a house for a family who have lost everything. I know skipping coffee for a day is not a lot to ask for.
I promise I will keep you posted how we go with the fundraising and once the house is built; I will definitely share the good news.
Here are some words from my friend.
My uncle’s family was a normal and simple Nepali family with a father, mother and kids. They were leading a simple joyous life running a family business “Newa Bamboo Kitchen”. Despite the mother’s poor health, the family was happy and always there for each other.
Suddenly the earthquake changed everything. The family lost the father, their only house and their business in one day. Now they are living in a tent with no source of income and an uncertain future.
When I saw the posting about the quake in the social media, I was worried about my uncle as he was already old and sick too. I tried to get in touch with the family but had no luck. After three days, I got in touch with my cousin and the news devastated me. I couldn’t imagine how it would feel to lose a family member and to lose the house and the property that generated the only income to sustain the family.
There isn’t much I could do other than being sad and feeling sorry. I had few sleepless nights wondering how they must be bearing the pain. I couldn’t really be at ease and determined to try and raise some fund to give them a little relief from their burden.
So here I am requesting all of you to help this family. I know, you must have donated some way or another but I still request you to kindly spare 5 dollars for this family. Maybe we can cut back on some of the stuff that we don’t need right away. Monsoon is coming to Nepal soon and it is heart wrenching to even imagine how they will survive without help. Government help is slow to arrive and hard to get so we are the only hope they have.
Please click here and donate whatever you can.
I would like to thank you for reading this plea. Please help me share this link to spread the word amongst your friends and family.
So sorry to hear about your freind’s family and all the many thousands of others affected, truly so tragic. I am so glad to hear your family is safe, I trust it stays that way and that things settle down.
I have family in Christchurch, New Zealand and although no one was killed or injured, the continuous earthquakes that just didn’t stop for months and years afterwards has had a terrible psychological effect on all the residents, more than a third of the population abandoned the city and it will take a generation shift for people to feel the kind of stability and security that they had before. It’s very sad to have that foundation of life, the ground beneath our feet, the rooves over our head, shaken so, that we no longer feel safe at home. We pray for them all.
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