The images here taken off the roof of our hotel speak of life here in Kathmandu…. There are so many clouds….
A three week blockade by India has shut down the import of fuel, cooking gas and other essential supplies…
Most homes,hotels and restaurants are now cooking outside on wood fires. There is little movement in the valley as petrol has not been available for three weeks,
Raja and some of the boys spent yesterday night, and all day today in a queue, some cars have been ‘parked’ in petrol station queues for three weeks; and we’re still waiting…..
We are only a day away from Dashain (Nepali: Daśãi) the 15-day-long national festival. It is the longest and the most auspicious festival in the Nepalese annual calendar. People return from all parts of the world, as well as different parts of the country, to celebrate together. So without petrol and few buses, the festival mood is somewhat dampened.
But, as you see from the images above, there is light beyond the clouds and nothing can stop the light from getting through.
The Children are rays of light, as they are doing so well, the earthquake of April 25th is behind them and the push on with their studies, their exams and their life within the IGWR family homes.
And the Volunteers are bright sunshine here, giving and delighting in all that they receive…
And all who sponsor and support the 70 children we look after are totally changing the weather….
You are making a difference, and creating something that is beyond the capability of the new government in Nepal.
THANK YOU for Making a REAL Difference enjoy the sunshine