While our team was assessing water needs in Gorkha and Dhading, another team delivered relief supplies to 225 families in the Bhaktapur district located south east of Kathmandu.
The team visited 11 villages and took great care to assess the needs of each family and distribute the supplies accordingly. Many families have lost everything. For the most severely affected families, a package of relief supplies (including rice, lentils, noodles, oil, drinking water, potatoes and temporary shelter) costs about $30, including the cost of transportation.The demand for trucks and jeeps is increasing and is currently about one-third of the total cost of providing relief.
This was the first assistance these villages received and the people were very grateful to our team for helping them.
Preparations are being made for the next supply delivery to two villages in the Gorkha district. The drive is seven hours by jeep from Kathmandu.
Our ability to continue to help these villages depends on the generosity of our donors. While the larger, more well-known NGOs (non-governmental organization) are still getting organized on the ground and awaiting the arrival of their supplies, teams led by Bridge to Nepal have already delivered some form of relief to 800 families.