Global Karuna continues to supply food, as the most remote areas of Nepal are still in great need. In some places, unbelievably, we are the still the first to arrive with aid. Likewise, it remains a Global Karuna priority to provide survivors with the tools and materials they need to construct shelter before the monsoon season. In our distribution section you will see that we have begun distributing zinc metal sheets and nails to support reconstruction activities.
We have also been in the process of shifting our camp operations from Nepal Academy, Kamaladi, to Budhanilkantha. This has posed some challenges to our work but has also brought us new opportunities for long-term projects. We have been blessed to find our new location through our dharma connections, and slowly, this place will become our home, and the heart of our operations.
In the midst of establishing a new camp and distributing relief aid by land and by sky, we have still managed to look ahead, anticipating the future needs of Nepal and its people. Indeed, over the last two weeks, we at Global Karuna have begun to develop an innovative concept to adopt a village for sustainable reconstruction titled Namuna Gaun, A Model Village.
Finally, as we visited our future Model Village site, Chagam, in Sindhupalchowk we encountered the many challenges faced by survivors. We were especially moved by the 200 nuns who were now left homeless, and communicated to the nunnery’s management committee our desire to establish a camp for them in the Kathmandu Valley. With each passing day, their shelter is nearer to completion, and we look forward to welcoming them as early as next week.