For the past couple of years, during the COVID pandemic, we’ve focused funds into very necessary ad-hoc projects – in particular food distribution – in the remote communities in Nepal and Peru that we support.
With the expectation that Val can get back to Peru and Nepal in 2022, we are hoping to refocus the charity back onto core projects – solar light distribution, education and health development, and we’ve agreed to fund the following projects:
Funding the Quishuar Health Post
Solar light distribution and school supplies (lights specifically in Alpamayo, Piscaraccga and Pischcopampa)
Funding the Rasuwa District Health Post
Ongoing solar lights and school supply distribution, building on previous years work
Having held our 2021 Fundraising Event recently, we thought it would be a good time to provide a round up of the projects LED has funded and delivered so far this year.
Continued to keep Quisuar health post open and stocked with the help of our nurse, and provided transport of all medicines to the area
Funded food distribution in Tilje and communities on west of Manaslu area with the help of Somi Gurung
Food distribution with the help of Tsering Darkya in Samdo
Food and medical supplies to Langtang and Rasuwa Solu with the help of The Partners Nepal
Food distribution in various villages of Rasuwa with the help of Bhudi Tamang
Food distribution with the help of Dr Kami Temba and Yangji Sherpa in Khumbu
Tree project reforestation in Langtang area through Ang Rita of The Partners Nepal
Continued help with Bung old people’s home
Completed the solar light distribution project for Tsum and Manaslu area funded by the donation from The Derek Moore Foundation with help from Tsering Darkya, Ang Chhering Sherpa and Bhudi Tamang
Delivered medical supplies for health posts and completed a much needed health survey in cognitive development of children in areas of food shortages for a medical project in Tsum and Manaslu area, again with help from Tsering Darkya, Ang Chhering Sherpa and Bhudi Tamang
Follow up food distribution in Rasuwa
Help for communication / online classes in Khumbu area enabling school students to continue their education during COVID
Medical supplies to health posts in Khumbu area via Himalayan Trust
Thame teacher funding, with Dr Kami kindly organising this for us
A huge thank you to Melky and Antonia Bedon in Peru for their unstinting help and support in getting all supplies to Quisuar for its continued running and for overseeing all issues with the health post.
A massive thanks to all helpers in Nepal and especially to Tenzing in Pokhara for unfailing organisation and help to get the funds once in Nepal to the right people and places for all of the projects to work.
Special thank yous to Bhudi, Ang Chhering, Tsering Darkya, Dr Kami, Yangji Sherpa and Ang Rita Sherpa.
And to everyone who helps with their very generous support, Thank you – Tuche – Gracias
If you’ve not already sorted out accommodation, please do!
While we aim to continue with our solar lighting distribution (and a huge thank you to those who participated in the individual Huayhuash Challenges in March and early April), we are specifically aiming at our September fundraiser to raise in the region of $10,000 USD to provide medical funding for the health posts we support in both Peru and Nepal.
We’ll give more updates as we progress towards September. In the meantime, stay safe and fingers crossed we can all gather in the Lakes on 11 September.
We hope to be seeing as many of you as possible on Saturday 11th September for our annual get together and fundraising event.
It will be located in and around the village of Braithwaite, near Keswick, with plenty of walk options available including the full Coledale horseshoe.
Registration details will be sent out shortly after the next Government announcement (expected around the third week of May), which is currently intended to update us all on the easing of restrictions around self-catering and holidaying options in the UK.
In the meantime we know a number of friends and supporters have sourced nearby accommodation which, given proximity to Keswick, is in fairly plentiful supply. We are hoping to have an evening event on the Saturday but cannot confirm a venue yet until we are able to travel ourselves and check venues out. We plan to have the evening do as close as possible to Brathwaite, if not in the village itself.
The last year has necessarily seen LED shift focus in terms of what we do given the constraints of travel for Val and also the health issues in both Peru and Nepal. A lot of funds raised this year have been used to provide food to the communities we usually reach with our lighting, medical and educational supplies. Both Peru and Nepal have suffered a range of shortages and our friends on the ground in both countries have made fantastic efforts to get our support out to the villages that have needed it the most.
While we aim to continue with our solar lighting distribution (and a huge thank you to those who participated in the individual Huayhuash Challenges in March and early April), we are specifically aiming at our fundraiser event in September this year to raise in the region of $10,000 USD to provide medical funding for the health posts we support in both Peru and Nepal.
We’ll give more updates as we progress towards September on this. In the meantime, stay safe and fingers crossed we can all gather on the 11th September.