Greetings! As informed you earlier, I took a planned pre-project implementation visit to Self-help Repair and Maintenance Shelter Initiative from 24 November to 26 November. On early morning (7:00 am) of 25 November, together with my school friend Uttam KC and Ujjwal, a Sai Youth Coordinator from Narayan Ghat who had volunteered to help me, we departed. After some two and half hour of drive from the base in Nawalpur, where I had put myself, to Bhandara, it took us some another three and half hour to drive a distance of 28 km to meeting site to Ramirang Danda where all the heads / representatives of beneficiary families were gathered for meeting.
It goes without stating that the intended goal of the project to provide roof-over the head of these families, especially, to protect women and children from heat, cold and rain is a great humanitarian work that FIPMO is undertaking. Invaluable contributions made towards this initiative by every single one of you will provide hope to these families much remembered by the people of this village realizing that they are not alone and left out alone.
Field Trip for Implementation:
FYI, as agreed upon with the beneficiaries date of distribution / implementation of construction materials is 11 Pouch 2077 or 26 December 2020 (Saturday). I am travelling to the field on 25 December at around 10:00 from Kathmandu. Participation of all those who have contributed towards the project and EC members, if you all could, would have been great, so that you could witness by yourself and also distribute the assistance to individual beneficiary families. By means of this mail Invitation is kindly extended. However, the problem would be , I can accommodate only three people in my car therefore the rest who would like to join the trip would need to volunteer to drive by themselves. I would like to receive your confirmation.
I will have anyways prepared a short distribution report for your update and a full report will be there on completion of the project that may take a little time until the houses are completely repaired and maintained by the beneficiaries. Further, you can always visit the beneficiaries on a later date or even during the Second Phase of the Project.