Nepalhilfe Beilngries e.V.

27 Jahre Nepalhilfe Beilngries e.V.
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4th July 2015

Tents handed over

The tents NHB purchased were needed so badly in the destroyed areas but were stuck in customs at the fright storage of the Kathmandu Airport for more than two weeks. The Nepali government had spontaneously decided to raise 35% duty on non-relief goods, while also declaring tents as those, which meant the government demanded more than 25.000€.

After long and tough negotiations with several policy makers and meetings with some ministers, Sunil Shresta and Shyam Pandit managed to free the tents from customs. They were immediately distributed to the people in need – at the Children’s Home, the people in Lhubu and especially in Sindhupalchok District. The tents were received happily.

Daily after-shocks with a magnitude of 3.0 to 4.5 on the Richter scale keep the population in Nepal in fear and trepidations.

Big tent for boys
Big tent for boys
Staff and MC members building up the tents at the Children’s Home
Staff and MC members building up the tents at the Children’s Home
Staff happily gathered at the new tent
Staff happily gathered at the new tent