Pandemic disease COVID 19 has effect the life of all of the people especially to the peoples who earn whole day and feed their families. Manavsewa has been daily feeding around 500 people on a daily basis who are suffering badly from the COVID-19.
Most of the stories of people are similar. They used to do labor work at construction sites and earn money for their living. Due to lockdown, all the works are postponed so they are not getting work jobs anywhere and are not earning money to fulfill their basic needs. All of the saved money and foods have run out they have no foods to eat. More than the pandemic disease they are worried about how to feed their hungry kids and themselves too. When we saw them along with their kid’s family suffering from food problem we have been cooking foods to them and serving them since the beginning of the lockdown. Applying all the securities we have been continuously feeding around 500 among which about 200 peoples who used to work at different construction sites. Nowadays they are less worried and are taking care of their families. It’s really amazing how the life of people have changed so far. Everyone is at their home being secured but those who are not able to earn money and feed their families are going through the worst condition. Among them, some of them returned to their village walking away carrying their kids at back. We just hope that they safely reached their home in the village.
This is another heart felling story of peoples whose beloved ones were admitted at hospitals and they don’t have any place to go nor any relatives or friends. Hospital has discharged all other patients and are taking only the emergency cases. In this situation they are compelled to live in public places. They also lack money and food. We have been feeding around 150 peoples who have become helpless at hospitals.
Many students are also going through the same problem at Kathmandu where they lack foods and have run out of money. The family is not able to send them money due to lockdown.around 50 students who were taking higher studies at Kathmandu from the village we have been able to provide them 2 times a meal. They are literally happy and in serving them we are also happy.
Similarly, around 100 peoples who have no homes who were living the street life we have been able to rescue them from the street to 40 peoples during the month of lockdown and others we have been feeding them on the street. After lockdown will end we will rescue them also from the street and provide shelter.
Along with people, many animals are also suffering. They are also struggling for their day to day living due to lockdown. Many monkeys that used to be twirling from one tree to other trees at temples and monasteries having the foods people use to donate. But now they are also not getting any food to eat so they have been roaming to the houses of people in search of food. Similarly, street dogs and cows are also suffering from the scarcity of food. They have become helpless. We are making them available for food and water.
It is really very miserable condition at developing countries like Nepal where most of the population is working for just feeding. Hundreds of peoples are going through the worst situation although we cannot help everyone but let’s try to help the peoples that are around us who are waiting for our help.
So, these are the activities that we have been doing since lockdown occurred. We just pray that may all people be safe everywhere.
Ramji Adhikari, Manavsewa
Our partners in Nepal the Manavsewa Ashram have reported to us that due to the lockdown in their country nobody is getting wages, nobody is able to make a living and everyone is going hungry. There is no safety net in this country and the families are struggling to survive as the beggars, the street people, and even the animals. So they are working to help by sending out trucks with food and need our help. The man running this operation, Ramjee Adhikari is a personal friend and someone I am so inspired by after spending time helping his programs in the last 7 years. I know 100 % of all donations we collect will be used to buy food and keep someone from starving. Can you help us? We are priming this pump with $1,000 and our Board will all make contributions. Please give whatever you can. We are all one on this planet and you can make a difference.
I want to thank Surendra Jain, April Brinks Bailey, Hemu Adhikari, Dennis Meyers, and others for supporting these efforts plus our bank Synovus for waiving our transfer fee so all of the money goes to food purchases