BAJURA, SEPTEMBER 7
Shanti Sewa Griha, Kathmandu, helped 150 flood victims of Gaumul Rural Municipality in Bajura today.
The locals were displaced due to the flood and landslides following heavy rainfall this season.
Rural municipality Chairman Hari Bahadur Rokaya said the organisation had helped flood and landslide victims. Programme Director of the organisation Apsara Karki said sleeping bags, tents, nutritious foods, herbal tea and medicines, among others, were offered to the victims.
Karki said that food materials were also given to ten families.
Rokaya said the organisation had done commendable work by providing help to the victims.
Coordinator of the organisation Bijendra Kunwar said materials worth Rs nine lakh were offered to the victims in the first phase. He said his organisation would help other people as well. Shanti Sewa Griha has been helping people with distressing problems.
According to the rural municipality, 900 people were affected directly and indirectly by the disaster last year. Disaster victims had to be shifted to another place. Shanti Sewa Griha has helped daily wage earners who lost their daily wages due to the lockdown and faced problems for daily meals. Kunwar said that rice, pulse, salt, cooking oil, vegetables, eggs, soap and masks were provide to the victims.
The organisation has been helping children from vulnerable communities and flood victims across the country. The organisation has also been helping people in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur, who have faced food crisis, through online services.
Marianne Grospietch has been involved in social service for the last 35 years. She had established Shanti Sewa Griha in Nepal.
A version of this article appears in the print on September 8 2021, of The Himalayan Times.