The money from the revenue
should be used to help the underprivileged and rebuild the infrastructure
of the country after the devastation of the 12-year-old civil war. The
amounts, however, are inadequate, and Nepal is dependent on the favor
of the "developed" countries. The Prime Minister regularly
visits them to beg to raise money . Not only has the sqaulor prevented
any substantive progress, but also the mental poverty of the Nepalese
people who have gone to live in the big city, and have lost their old
traditional values founded on their village culture. The corrupt behavior,
which runs through all stratas of society is to be found in most people
whose amorality knows no boundaries. It's all just about survival, with
every means and with every man for himself. One doesn't hesitates, to
forge certificates and passports and to defraud and exploit others with
the single goal in mind to emigrate which is the dream of everyone,
believing it is all quite easy to get rich quickly
The welfare of the 4000 inhabitants of the Pathivaraslums is thanks to our commitment good. The semi-annual screening of children was held in early April again, and we were able to determine that the health of the children has greatly benefited from taking the daily vitamin-and mineral-rich diet which they have been given by us.Through educational programs about nutrition and hygiene, this time in collaboration with nurses of a nearby hospital, Sija has tried to motivate the mothers to care better for their familes and to help her students to become more aware and confident. Even the children are now becoming more engaged and are cleaning the slum area regularly using rubber gloves to collect waste, which is then sorted. Nevertheless, in the immediate environment of the slums is a waste dump, and it is difficult to prevent the children, who live on the outskirts of the village from playing there. There flows the river, from where the sewage and feces from the canalization which we laid 3 years ago from the whole neighborhood flows. All the rivers serve the city as waste dumps and transport evil smelling and hazardous wastes. New slums are constantly growing on their banks, and the Government tolerates and ignores these repulsive places. Sixty-nine Slums can now be found in Kathmandu. From the 29 million inhabitants of Nepal about two and a half million live in slums.
Under these circumstances, our work is really just a drop in this "ocean of misery. " We are well aware of this, but why should we give up? After all over 200 children and their families have been given a chance of a better life through your help. In the future if it is possible we will expand our campaign to to other slums. Due to the capricious weather on our planet the rice harvests have suffered because of a lack of water, and famine is increasing in Nepal. Therefore we are already thinking of extending our resources to contribute food to alleviate the plight in other slums and we hope that all of you who have helped the children of Nepal so faithfully will agree to support this with additional assistance.
We thank you wholeheartedly for your support and wish you all the best until August-September.
Very warm greetings,