Entries from April 2015

Nepal Earthquake – Nepali Times Editor Watched Kathmandu Crumble from a Hillside

April 30th, 2015 by Debra Stoner · No Comments

This article written by the editor of the Nepali Times, Kunda Dixit, found in the NY Times is a good read: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/opinion/a-view-of-katmandu-after-the-earthquake.html?smid=tw-share&_r=3

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Nepal Earthquake – A Doctor’s Story

April 29th, 2015 by Debra Stoner · No Comments

This post by Dr. Rolina Dhital, an experienced Nepali doctor who is dedicated to rural Nepal healthcare, underscores the need for all agencies and volunteers to be prepared and have a working plan. This is why HEF is in the early planning stages for what we do best…see Mahabir’s message in previous post. https://voicingouttheunheard.wordpress.com/2015/04/29/afterquake-experience-as-a-medical-professional/

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Message from Mahabir Pun, Nepal

April 28th, 2015 by Ron Konecny · No Comments

Dear all supporters, Our organization is raising funds to help the victims of the earth quake in Nepal. Right now there are many individuals and organizations from around the world coming to help the victims. It is good that they are providing immediate support. However, the communities and people need long term support as well.  […]

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Nepal Earthquake – Report from Mahabir

April 28th, 2015 by Debra Stoner · No Comments

Email from Dr. Mahabir Pun to HEF BOD. April 26, 2015 Dear all, Finally, the power and Internet is restored in the area where I am in Kathmandu. I was here just for a few days. I was in my room working in computer when the earthquake struck. Fortunately, the building did not collapsed. I […]

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Nepal Earthquake – Donations

April 27th, 2015 by Debra Stoner · No Comments

HEF will be supporting recovery and rebuilding efforts in Nepal through a Nepal Earthquake Recovery Fund. Donations for HEF can be made through our standard financial management organization, the Kearney Area Community Foundation. Link is in the upper right hand corner of the page. We do not know the extent of the damage and specific […]

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Nepal Earthquake – Update on HEF Staff

April 27th, 2015 by Debra Stoner · No Comments

Many have called or emailed members of the BOD to inquire about the Himanchal Education Foundation team in Nepal and we thank you for your heartfelt concern. We are relieved to report Dr. Mahabir Pun, Mr. Chitra Pun, their families and Nangi village suffered no personal losses that we are aware of at this time. According […]

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The Community Trek Trail – A Trekker’s Story

April 24th, 2015 by Debra Stoner · No Comments

Hello and Namaste. We are Bill and Linda from Australia. We trekked on the Community Trek Trail in 2013. Prem, our guide, was very experienced and he gave us some great advice: “Walk slowly, take many rests” and so we were happy to move at a comfortable pace that we could sustain. The first leg […]

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Nepal: The Hearts of Americans by Jim Pesout

April 19th, 2015 by Debra Stoner · No Comments

Mahabir Pun, the community developer, is the most self-effacing, dynamic, humble, brilliant, charismatic, hard-working, nearsighted (optically), forward-thinking, paunchy, energetic person I have ever met.  World travel has a way of connecting us with ordinary and sometimes amazing people.  Mahabir’s the one who thought up and implemented the Eco-Community Development Trail. When I first met him […]

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