Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Go To Nepal!!!!!

The best thing we can do for Nepal in the wake of this tragic event is to continue going to Nepal. But NOT right now! You being at risk in the region can become a whole host of other problems.

Lovely dirt bag school in the Solokhumbu
After things start getting cleaned up and transportation resumes, the Nepalese people will need to be employed again. Tourism is the food on their table, but more so- it's their heart and soul and the light in their eye.

"They are beautiful people inside and out because of the work they do." 
The sooner they can have a sense of normal in their lives, the faster they can heal and rebuild.

Put October 11 and November 11 on your calendar. We are organizing two rebuilding treks. 100% of the proceeds will go to the villages for rebuilding.

October 11: Everest region  - 15 days - fund raising trek
November 11: Sangachok - 10 days - fund raising and rebuild

Sherpa Direct: We are currently organizing a portal for hand-to-hand donations from us to the Sherpa families in the Khumbu. If you or some you know want to help, give us a shout.

Tim will lead the October 11 trek with his Sherpa crew. Both of us will go to Sangachok. Sangachok lost an estimated 40,000 homes. This is the village where "First Steps Himalaya" built the dirt bag kindergarten children's centre that stood solid throughout the earthquake.  We hope to build more dirt bag homes leading the way for affordable and safer housing for all.

To donate

To put yourself on our list of helpers, please email me at:

Come throw some dirt with us!

Becky Rippel

SUPPLIES LIST - there may well be a shortage of items on the list that will have to bought and sent cargo to Nepal.

  • Shovels
  • Picks
  • Axe's
  • Hammers
  • Tin/Medal
  • Nails/screws
  • Screw drivers/drills
  • Windows
  • Wood products
  • Buckets
  • Plastic on the roll
  • Tarps
  • Plastic bags
  • Rope
  • Saws/hand and power
  • Rebar
  • Motar
  • Paint
  • Preservatives
  • Electrical supplies
  • Solar panel
  • Generator
  • Batteries
  • Portable welder
  • Dining tent
  • Toilet and shower tent
  • Storage tent
  • Stoves, pots
  • Fuel
  • Eating equipment
  • Water purifying equipment
  • Sleeping tents
  • Supplies cargo expenses
  • Workers transport
  • Truck hire

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