UPDATE : Our Nepal Earthquake Relief Appeal

Nepal Earthquake Relief Appeal

Dear friends,

All at The Garden are safe and well, and their families in outlying villages are uninjured. Sadly, the home of Leela’s oldest sister has been completely destroyed along with another 180 homes in the same village in the Kathmandu Valley. We have had 3 days of shocks and tremors of different strengths, but it seems that the worst is thankfully over, and Sansar Nepal at the Garden is now collecting funds to begin our relief work, which is urgently needed at this time. Initially we are coordinating our efforts with the following local organisations and individuals based here in Pokhara:

  1. Nepalese Children’s Homes (SEOD Reg’d Charity) run by our friend Bill Owen (UK)
  2. Rishi Paudel, owner of Peace Eye Guest House
  3. Yam Thapa of enRoute Nepal

Thank you so much for the donations so far received – the response has been overwhelming. We are in the process of transferring funds to Nepal, to support our local relief efforts, which are now underway (see the photo’s below).

Michelle, Leela and The Garden team.

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Soma, Leela and Aditya planning relief efforts


Purchasing material for shelters, Pokhara town


Water and food on its way to Gorkha and Kavre


Leela setting off to outlying villages