Nepalhilfe Beilngries e.V.

32 Jahre Nepalhilfe Beilngries e.V.
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Help and support starts small - clothes make the man

For many years, it was the institutions, built or financed by Nepalhilfe themselves, that were also supplied with clothing and footwear. First and foremost was the Shaligram Children's Home in Lubhu and, in parallel, the numerous schools. Especially for the students, it was mainly shoes from the LOWA company that found grateful buyers. In the meantime, the goals have shifted, but not the requirement that the collected goods must be of good quality. The logistical route is too complicated before the items reach their various destinations in Nepal and, after all, the initiative, at the end of which there are human being, should not be an elegant "disposal with a social touch".

It needs luck to find the the coordination in Kathmandu, which are in the hands of the entrepreneur Tsering Dolkar for more than six years. She runs in Kathmandu the “Hotel Tibet in Lazimpath, were she met members of Nepalhilfe by chance. During the conversation, it turned out that the exiled Tibetan went to school at the institution of the Sisters of Mary Ward in Kathmandu and since that time she is involved for support there as well as with other local institutions. The Mary Ward sisters are supported by Nepalhilfe in many ways for more than 30 years. This built the bridge for an efficient cooperation. Tourists still bring the relief supplies, packed in duffle bags to Nepal. Since February last year, when the first tourists were able to travel to Nepal again, 230 kg of relief goods have changed hands.

Tsering Dolkar likes to invite the "couriers" to one of her hotels, such as the "Tibet International" in Boudha, close to the world famous Stupa. Whether it is for the national dish Dhal Bat, a cup of coffee or a glass of beer, such as Michael Gutmann, the managing director of the brewery of the same name in Titting/Lk. Eichstätt.

In her network, she distributes the clothes and shoes  far away to Mustang, not far from the Tibet border, to the Maitreya Foundation in the south of the Kathmandu Valley or the Seti Bhumi school in Rasuwa district. But what is particularly close to her heart is the Bright Star Society's facility for the blind people in Kathmandu, whose letter of thanks is attached here. 

This form of help and support should continue. However, this is only possible if appropriate clothing and footwear of described good quality are available. There is no need to overuse the saying that clothes make the man, but the recipients deserve it. The attached pictures also show that small gestures can bring great joy.   

Tsering Dolkar (right) at the reception of the Hotel Tibet International
Tsering Dolkar (right) at the reception of the Hotel Tibet International
A girl in Mustang - proud owner of new winter shoes
A girl in Mustang - proud owner of new winter shoes
Letter of thanks from the organisation for the blind "Bright Star society"
Letter of thanks from the organisation for the blind "Bright Star society"
Warm waistcoats for the boys of the blind organisation
Warm waistcoats for the boys of the blind organisation
Happy faces with new shirts
Happy faces with new shirts
Tsering Dolkar with guests from Germany on the roof garden of the hotel "Tibet International"
Tsering Dolkar with guests from Germany on the roof garden of the hotel "Tibet International"