In Raksirang Rural Municipality where people are severely exposed to the elements and have little or no access to warm clothes or humanitarian support. Many of their houses were weak and fragile and they are living in slum-like conditions.
MAMI Foundation has provided 57 households of ward number two with one blanket for each of the households on 29th November 2020. These blankets were received from Satya Sai Kendra, Lalitpur to MAMI Foundation as MAMI has such access to the rural poor residing in the remote areas.
The temperatures are dropping to seven degrees during the day and four at night but it feels worse because of the thick fog, which prevents sunlight. The problem is not the temperature in itself but the lack of proper clothing, bedding, fuel and housing among these extremely poor communities. We can see little children with bare feet and legs shivering in the cold. Blankets will definitely help but the extreme poverty and inequality needs long term solutions.
Ram Krishna Praja, a ward chairperson added” Chepang communities have very poor clothing and housing. Many of the houses have no or broken walls or doors. Many houses are made of stone in mud mortar with thatched roofs. In this scenario Blanket will help our families a lot to keep children warm during the night time”
There is still low access to quality schooling, learning opportunities, and safe environments in rural Nepal. Different projects undertaken by MAMI Foundation can help children and their families to explore different opportunities to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth by increasing their chance for better employment through education. Your contribution to the MAMI Foundation will support the education and healthcare of rural and underprivileged children (especially girls) in remote areas of Nepal.