KNICKERS TO NAT

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Further to my recent blog about the good work my nephew, Steve, and wife, Nat, are doing to help the needy in Nepal, they have set themselves another target.

In addition to the 500 sanitary wear, or hygiene, kits that We All Rotate has distributed to marginalized women in remote parts of Nepal, they now plan to provide an additional 400 comprising two extra items.

Currently, each kit comprises a handmade drawstring bag that contains ten re-usable flannel liners, two cotton shields, some soap and two snap-lock storage bags. It usually takes about two months to make 100 kits. This time, however, Nat and her Australia-based team, plan to compile the kits in record-breaking time.

Over the next few weeks, while Nat and her volunteers sew madly away, they hope donations come rolling in of new face washers and comfy knickers of any size and colour to include in kits.

Please try to help if you can by sending a pair of new knickers and a face washer to Mrs Natalie Beatty, 11 Montril Court, Highton, Victoria, Australia 3216. If you would prefer to bestow funds for Nat to buy them on your behalf, please click on the attached link for how to donate; www.facebook.com/weallrotate

Nat at work on her new project to further assist women in remote areas of Nepal

Nat hard at work on her new project to further help marginalised women in the remote areas of Nepal.

 

 

A MAN ON A MISSION

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Kuldip and I have just farewelled my nephew, Steve, after a 5-day visit. We packed a lot in over that time, including an introduction to ‘our’ Chandigarh. We also took him to Amritsar to visit the Golden Temple, the place of pilgrimage for Sikhs the world over. The changing of the guard ceremony at the Indian/Pakistani border, 30 kilometres from Amritsar, was also on the itinerary.

Steve was trekking in Nepal when the earthquake stuck a little over 12-months ago, and although he was booked to fly home to Australia shortly after that, he stayed on for a month to help with the clean up. Over that time, he arranged A$6,000 of aid including food, blankets, mattresses and tarpaulins to the needy. It was the beginning of his We All Rotate aid organisation.

Since then he and his wife Natalie, or Nat, have worked to raise funds to build a school in a place outside Kathmandu called Thakani Sindhulpalchowk. Although the little village is only 60 kilometres away from the Nepali capital, the roads are so damaged it takes around five hours to get there. Before the earthquake the village comprised 139 homes; all were lost leaving the 700-strong community homeless. The school, which provided education for 300 children from Thakani Sindhulpalchowk and its surrounding areas, was also levelled.

The school Steve is trying to build urgently requires additional funding. The field reports are done, and Steve has architects and engineers on board who have started engaging with the community to get the school built as soon as possible.

In addition to being dedicated to rebuilding Thakani Sindhulpalchowk’s school, We All Rotate, in the last six months, has provided re-usable sanitary wear to around 500 disadvantaged women in rural areas of Nepal. Nat and her team of volunteers sew each sanitary kit that comprises ten fabric pads plus other essentials that last up to two years. It takes around two months to make 100 kits. Although Steve’s Nepalese volunteers show women how to use it, each kit also includes an instruction manual.

Steve is passionate about helping the Nepalese rebuild. He is, therefore, in the process of registering a not-for-profit company to manage contributions. Charity status will follow.

When Steve is on the ground in Nepal doing what he does so well, Nat stays in Australia to ensure all runs smoothly from home base. I unreservedly guarantee Steve and Nat’s honesty and integrity. I know that 100 percent of donations (past, present and future) are spent to help Nepal’s needy of which there are many.

Should you with wish to donate or know more about Steve and Nat and their non-for-profit organisation, please click on this link; www.facebook.com/weallrotate

 

Some of the Thakani Sindhulpalchowk village people in front of their makeshift homes

Some Thakani Sindhulpalchowk village people in front of their makeshift homes.

 

Thakani Sindhulpalchowk's children at the site for the new school

Thakani Sindhulpalchowk’s children at the site for the new school.

The girls enjoy a giggle at one of Binita's sanitary wear how-to classes

The girls share a giggle at a sanitary wear demonstration in a remote area of Nepal.

(L-R) A Nepalese %22We All Rotate%22 volunteer, Binita, with Steve and women from a rural village clasping their newly gifted sanitary kits

(L-R) One of Steve’s We All Rotate volunteers, Binita, and Steve with Nepalese women clutching their new sanitary wear kits.