Tibet Matters: New houses for seven families are on the way

A heartfelt thank you for your donations to our spring appeal. Your response has ensured seven more Bakhang families will soon have safe homes. They couldn’t afford to rebuild on their own, even with the government grant from Nepal, so your donations have made an enormous difference to their lives.

Norsang and Lhakpa (cover) will soon be out of their temporary shelter and living in an earthquake-resistant house.

In the old house lot (sic) of the wood was rotten and there were many problems. The earthquake easily knocked it down. I am excited and happy about the new house. I want to extend many thanks for your support. The new house would give us comfort and security for the years to come.

Lhakpa (left)

Tsering (above) was also delighted to hear that he and his brother will soon have a permanent home and will no longer have to sleep in the cowshed.

At the time of writing, materials have been purchased, the earth bricks are being made and construction will soon be underway. We hope to have some or all of the homes finished before the monsoon and certainly by winter. We will keep you updated.

Special thanks go to our two match-funders, including Komodo the ethical fashion company. We also want to thank the Onaway Trust who generously donated the rest of the funds needed to reach our target.

Bakhang health post: new staff quarters

Thank you to Guernsey Overseas Aid for funding the new staff quarters at the Bakhang health post (right). This means the community will have access to healthcare round the clock, as healthcare staff can now stay at the health post, as well as visiting doctors.

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