Who would have perhaps thought in our country, Nepal, that on Saturday (holiday), precisely at 11:56 am on 25th April 2015, people would have to endure the most agonizing power of Mother Nature?
There was a massive commotion among national and international organizations over the aid that was to reach the community in the affected areas after Nepal got hit by a 7.8 magnitude devastating earthquake on 25th April 2015 that took a toll of 10,000 lives and ravaged the everyday life of millions. And thanks to all from far and wide who joined hands to rehabilitate our country in such a crisis. There was chaos throughout and during which time the Mountain Monarch and its team set out to survey the affected areas with the hope of facilitating the bereaved families. The survey team was divided into three groups and sent to three destinations despite the danger of landslides and multiple aftershocks.
This is the story of the team, the heroes who did make this whole rehabilitation program a success under the theme of "Rebuild with Mountain Monarch" and under the supervision of our designated Group Leaders. They left behind their families, not being bothered about the circumstances they were to face on the way or in the areas they were rehabilitating.
MMA team set out for the survey – the village of Sanitar, Dolakha district, and the epicenter of the second big earthquake.
We received a very warm welcome from the villagers with fresh flower garlands and gracious smiles on their faces.
After the survey, we realized that the shelter was more of essential support that the community would need rather than food aid because of the monsoon and none had enough time to set up a new shelter to get away with the harsh monsoon near the start. So mountain Monarch, the project's founder, created the budget to aid the only families needing relief. But fortunately, our clients with whom we had had the honor of organizing their holidays and have been in good friendship bond since then gave their generous support financially with which we could earnestly help the earthquake victims. However, without their great consent, we wouldn't have gone this far with our rehabilitation program. Thanks to all the supporters.
BUILDING SHELTERS IN DOLAKHA:
The MMA team managed to build over 20 shelters, one health post, and two schools in the district of Dolakha.
The team got the tin roof to a chosen place for the collection and later distribution for the shelters listed to be built.
One of your team members inspected the dimensions of the wooden pillars as we had a hectic time earlier aligning the tin roof as the posts weren't set in the correct dimensions.
Finally, we managed to do it right. Someone came up with the correct measurement to align the roof so that everyone could do much from the materials provided to each family. We are to ensure that even the most minor family can have a bigger shelter.
'I'm starving' wasn't the word we heard from the team as we were very well fed by the villagers now and then, yet 'Dal Bhaat' was to be served. This was the glorious organic food prepared by the team.
Villagers, especially kids, were fond of us being there, and now they are having a great time with some Bollywood movies on one of our team's iPad. Who said kids are always naughty, the kids of Sanitar would come every morning to comprehend our work progress, and since they couldn't stop themselves from being idle, they would come over and assist us with things like passing you the hammer, nails, or going to a nearby shop to buy you fizzy drinks that you'd ask for in that scorching hot days.
Mr. Pradeep Limbu, the source of inspiration, the founder, and the chairperson of Mountain Monarch, spends days in the remote village of Sanitar, Dolakha district giving a hand to the team and setting up an example of genuine motivation for a cause.
Work is done, and now it's time to say goodbye to the village of Sanitar. A Group picture was taken before we set off for another project to a different destination.
Someone rightly said, "Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened," Yes, we did make our dream of rehabilitating the village of Sanitar happens. We were sendoff very ritualistically with a beautiful note of thanks from the villagers, the holy scarf, garlands, and souvenirs (organic vegetables). The village was in real need of the Health post, and we took off with a promise of hope of returning for the health post, to which their reaction was extraordinarily cheerful, and the whole of Sanitar echoed with a slogan of long live Mountain Monarch.
Our second visit to Sanitar, Dolakha, aided in building a community health post.
One of the MMA teams performing the inaugurating ceremony, the health post is ready to serve – and now it's entirely in operation, facilitating the community. MMA is very proud of what we did and could do for the earthquake victims, which gave us a different prospect of understanding our society, their requirements, their way of living, and under what conditions they are living up for tomorrow. It was more of a chance to serve our community and comprehend that the light of HOPE has so much to do in our life and can do wonders even in a time of severe calamity.