Distributed supplies in a steep mountain region where rice is much neededAt the end of a steep mountain path, is the village of Tasarpu. Even though this village had been greatly affected by the quakes with 90% of the houses badly damaged, they had received rice from the government only once, and no other aid group had yet reached the area. AAR Japan spoke with the district government, and decided to distribute relief supplies to all of the households. On May 9th, in the first wave of distribution, food and basic necessities were distributed to 389 households in three of the village wards. We will distribute supplies in the remaining six wards.
May 9th Distribution Details
|Ms. Bindo Lama (age 23), who received the supplies from AAR Japan’s Chiaki FURUKAWA (left), told us with a smile that “More than anything, we are grateful for the rice.”|
|These are the food and household items that were distributed. The preferences and customs of the people of Nepal were taken into consideration when choosing these items.|
|Right next to the distribution site is a steep slope. This is an area that is very difficult to access and for aid to reach.|
|The victims of the earthquake carry the supplies they received home through a mountain path.|