Khumbila supports quake victims

Khumbila Samrakshan Pratisthan (KSP) has distributed relief worth Rs 2.5 million to earthquake-hit people in Kathmandu Valley as well as six other districts — Sindhupalchowk, Kavre, Dolakha, Dhading, Solukhumbu and Gorkha.

At a press meet organized in Kathmandu on Friday, Zimba Zangbu Sherpa, president of KSP, said the organization distributed food materials, tents and tarpaulin sheets, clothes and blankets, medicines and toiletries, playing materials and solar light system, among others to the affected family. “We swung into action right after the earthquake. In many villages, we were the first group to reach the quake-hit people with basic relief materials,” Sherpa said, adding that his organization also organized free health clinic in different earthquake affected areas.

At the program, Sherpa handed over Rs 316,500 to Karma Lama of Langtang who lost his home and family members in the earthquake. Similarly, he provided Rs 60,000 to the family of Chhiring Namgyal Sherpa, Rs 110,000 to the family of Lhakpa Phuti Sherpa, who lost her son in the Everest avalanche, Rs 50,000 to trekking guide Bhola Ghimire and Rs 25,000 to trekking guide Chitra Subedi.

Sherpa also announced to provide Rs 60,000 a year to support education of late Chhiring Namgyal Sherpa’s daughter.

Established in 2012, KSP has been helping in number of projects in different parts of the country. It is working on developing home-stay tourism in Salyan village of Kaski and developing Jhule village of Kathmandu as a model ‘Khumbila Village’, according to a press statement distributed at the program.

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