Today I have received some very sad news and an urgent plea for help from Yarmasing, a small Sherpa community near the Tibetan border with Nepal. This is where I spent three months in 1999 working with its people to build Namlo’s first school. Now, after the earthquake, only three houses are still standing. This leaves about 150 families (about 750 people) without food or shelter. Sushil Tamang, one our scholarship students from this village, has died in a landslide and we need your support to prevent more losses. We have a team of volunteers, some from the village, ready to implement a relief effort which will consisting of basic needs – tents, blankets, mattresses, food and cooking utensils. Dawa Sherpa, one of the villagers and Namlo’s first project coordinator, will be updating the final list of most urgent needs, which as of today amounts to 31.000 Euros. Please help these people – 100% of your donation will go to them and every donation, big and small, will have an impact.

While we wait for pictures from Yarmasing, these are from a nearby village that has also also experienced great losses.

MAGDA, president of Namlo Europa