Surya, our Nepalese partner, just returned from from Halete yesterday. It's a small village that does not even exist on Google Maps located next to Kartike Deurali and Nagarkot, 30 km east of Kathmandu. About 300 people live in this small village, with a total of 50-55 houses.
Today, not a single house stands, and four people lost their lives to the earthquake, with more than 70 people injured. Days after the earthquake, the land keeps shaking and people still sleep without shelter, on a neighbor's land or along a road, using burlap sacks (once used to store grains) as blankets.
Surya and his team will travel back and forth from Chitwan and Kathmandu to Halete carrying supplies- food (rice, lentils, beans, etc.) blankets, medicine, tents, andwater purification tablets. From Kathmandu, they'll drive four hours by jeep, and the remaining two hours by foot. Landslides and damage make it impossible to complete the entire journey by car.
While this seems small on the grand scale of what happened in Kathmandu, many of these small villages, devastated by the earthquake have been cut off from all relief. Please help us bring help to those isolated from it.
We will provide continuous updates with more information and photos.