The earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25 has devastated the remote village of Bridim. Each of the village’s 43 homes was destroyed, as was the small community center and the monastery. Not a single structure survived. In an instant, 158 people in this humble village lost what little they had, and they find themselves suddenly homeless at the start of the monsoon season (which brings months of relentless rain). Winter will soon follow, with sub-zero temperatures in this high mountain village. The people of Bridim are resourceful and industrious, and they are doing all they can to help one another through this. But the road ahead is difficult.
$5,000 is needed urgently to build a community center and kitchen to keep the most vulnerable villagers (children and the elderly) safe and dry during the monsoons. The next task will be to rebuild each of the ruined homes, at a cost $1,000 per home. (The people in Bridim will contribute the labor themselves, keeping costs very low.) Bridim is a subsistence farming village, meeting its modest needs largely through growing and trading, and the villagers’ lack of access to this sort of funding really cannot be overstated. They need our help.
THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO KEEP HOPE ALIVE IN BRIDIM!