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Events and Announcements from the Blog

Feb
03

2016

Going over Thorung La Pass was an incredible experience I never expected to do

Here is a blurb from a recent trip member.

“Going over Thorung La Pass was an incredible experience I never expected to do. The area around us as we trekked for hours was absolutely staggering. Around every corner was even more scenery we had not seen before and again I was stunned by the beauty of it all. The satisfaction of making it to the top of the pass was another amazing experience all of its own. The view to the front and back, and left and right at the top was spectacular. There were massive mountains at both our flanks, with miles of snow-covered trails ahead of us and behind us. This was an awesome experience that will take a very long time to find something out there just as good if not better than this. - LC”

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a million times, the people of Nepal live amongst the most beautiful backdrops ever created. We love working at the top of the world.

Jan
19

2016

MountainChild sent a team of volunteers into the remote district of Gorkha

MountainChild sent a team of volunteers into the remote district of Gorkha, where they assisted with ongoing reconstruction efforts following the April 25th earthquake. This task remains of great importance, for the 7.8 magnitude earthquake destroyed or severely damaged 90% of the district’s homes. The majority of homes remain irreparable or have been reduced to piles of stones, shattered wood and scattered debris. This devastation has displaced 241,000 villagers from their homes and forced them into makeshift shelters. With the winter season now at hand, thousands of families remain in dire need of assistance. They not only have the discomfort of sleeping in tents and tin shelters, but also the danger of doing so in freezing temperatures.

MountainChild’s volunteers carried hope to one such family, as they labored to deconstruct their ruined home. The team of twelve volunteers spent their first three days disassembling the home. This involved pulling out nails, removing shingles and recovering stones to be reused in reconstruction. Once the salvageable materials were identified and set aside, the team pulled off the exterior and pushed over the upper level. They then tore down the remaining foundation by moving rocks and rubble down the assembly line. After three days of intense physical labor, the foundations were torn down and the land became available to begin reconstruction. With many materials remaining unusable, the team trekked uphill through the jungle to the local brick factory. There they gathered, sorted and piled hundreds of bricks to be transported back to the housing site. The team not only gathered sufficient bricks to be used in the house’s reconstruction, they also collected bricks to repair the village’s damaged school.

Had MountainChild not sent a team to help deconstruct this home, the process would have taken the family months. There is great need for ongoing support and further assistance in restoring these village homes, so families can be placed back into adequate and safe housing. The family was greatly blessed by the team’s service. Their immense appreciation was evident in their generosity and praises, including sending these volunteers off with traditional honorary scarves, floral garlands and tears.

‪#‎carryhope‬ ‪#‎jointheresponse‬

Jan
13

2016

Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Here is a story that gives a glimpse into a portion of the problem.

“I am leaving Nepal to visit family for Christmas. On my first flight leg to Singapore, I notice about 60 young men all wearing the exact same black trousers and purple collared shirt. Curiosity overcomes me and I inquired. I learn the large group is going to Singapore to join the local police force. They must first complete nine months of training. I am flooded with conflicting emotions.

The Kathmandu airport reports on average 1600 Nepali men go overseas everyday, the overwhelming majority for a job. I so badly want to tell these men to stay home. Raise your children. Don’t leave your wife. But I also know that unemployment in Nepal is about 50%. These men are going overseas to support their families financially, to enable their kids to go to better schools and rebuild their homes after the earthquake.

10% of Nepal’s population works overseas. It’s just a normal part of life in Nepal. What most Nepalis don’t know though is last year 726 Nepali migrant workers died overseas. Every day 3-5 dead bodies are flown back into the Kathmandu airport. This cultural norm has also made human trafficking much easier. Traffickers simply have to promise a good job to lure unsuspecting young women overseas, actually taking them to brothels. Working abroad. Who knew it could be such a complicated issue; an issue I never considered until moving to Nepal.

One thing that is certain: job creation is a major need in Nepal. That’s why I am so excited that MountainChild partners with and supports business that have been created for the sole purpose of training and employing at risk women in Nepal. These uneducated women are trained to sew, create jewelry, and silversmith. For the first time in their lives, they have well-paying, empowering jobs that create a better life for them and their families.”

MountainChild is proud to be partnering with organizations that give human trafficking survivors a chance at life but also pleased to be doing so many things to prevent trafficking in the first place. We are providing education in the remote villages, taking in children that are at high risk for these type of situations, creating anti-trafficking campaigns, raising awareness, and so much more.

You can do your part by lending your voice for those who have none. Help us to end trafficking in Nepal and across the globe.

Dec
08

2015

75 women were trained and received much needed health packages

Recently, MountainChild conducted two pregnancy health trainings in the Chandannath and Patherkola areas of Jumla, a district in western Nepal. Between the two events, 75 women were trained and received much needed health packages.

This is just one of the many ways that we can continue to help break the cycle of suffering amongst those that are so remote and desperate for help.

Dec
06

2015

SLAVERY STILL EXISTS

SLAVERY STILL EXISTS

Every year 16,000-20,000 girls, with the average age of 12, are trafficked in Nepal. Give a woman, who has been rescued, the hope for a better life by purchasing their handmade recycled products. Lend your voice for every woman to be free and have a chance at life.

Tomorrow, MountainChild will be in Huntsville, Alabama at Summit Crossing selling these products. If you are looking for a unique and meaningful gift idea for the holidays, stop by and see us between 8am and 2pm!

‪#‎lendyourvoice‬ ‪#‎carryhope‬ ‪#‎endtrafficking‬ ‪#‎coreissue2‬

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