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Kopan Helping Hands

Helping  Poor Families  Affected By Covid19 Crisis..





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and help providing essential food  supplies for those in need


 Update January 2021

Dear Friends and benefactors of the Kopan Helping Hands project.

In early October, after the monsoon finally went to another place, Kopan was able to start again with the food distribution. In these three months we were able to distribute food (and other items as needed) to more than 3600 people, most of them living in remote villages.

Kopan is focusing on remote villages : A lot of the people are really poor, as you can see from the slides, and also quite often old, with nobody to take care of them.Their chances of getting help are slim.  A lot of those villages are inaccessible in monsoon, and even in the dry season, the villages are not easy to reach: transport might be by mules or pack horses, or it might involve a long way to the closest road where trucks can deliver the goods to. For the villagers, it takes sheer hard physically work to get the food to their actual homes. With your help. Kopan will continue with its food deliveries to these areas where the need is great.

As part of the Helping Hand Project, Kopan is also assisting  individuals with disabilites and special needs. Please find three stories  below.

Helping a young man with septic leg to receive medical treatment Forty young nuns in remote Damo nunnery in Manang received food and warm jackets  Eight old nuns receive food and help to repairtheir damaged nunnery in the mountains
Sonam Sherpa, a young man from Solukhumbu, had a septic  and gangreous infections on his right leg. The leg had to be amputated to save his life. and he was fitten with a prostAfte his recovery he was fitted with an articial leg. These young nuns are living in this ver remote nunnery in the mountains. The head of nunnery approached the Helping Hands coordinator to ask for help with warm clothing, and they all recieved warm paded jackets, and also food aid. Eight older nuns are living in a very remote area of Manang. During the earthquake in 2015 their gompa and licing quaters were damamged and there was never enough money to do the repairs. Kopan Helping Hands has taken on the project of repairing the gompa and rooms.


Urgent Help is needed for Familes who are experiencing great hardship

Kopan Helping Hands, born out of the need to help those affected by the earthquake in 2015, is taking up another challenge, this time to help  those who have been directly and indirectly affected by the Corona virus in Nepal.                                  

First, Some Facts

You might have noticed that Nepal does not show in the list of countries with lots of infections and death by corona virus.  However, although Nepal has experienced only a small number of infections and no death,  the economic impact of the worldwide pandemic has been devastating for the people of Nepal.

The Nepali economy relies heavily on tourism and migrant workers earnings, but also as well on the small shops, factories, traders, that keep the local economy going. The lockdown has left thousands of people without a job, and after more than 3 months weeks of lockdown, no financial resources.

Although the lockdown has now been partly lifted, the economy is struggling to recover. Hundreds of thousands of people have been left left without income to provide for their daily needs, and with winter coming, even more help is needed. Specially the families living in more remote areas have been badly affected and now look with trepidation towards the fast approcahing winter.

Kopan Helping Hands is now focusing on theese hill and mountan areas providing families with food and other articles of daily life they might need. Transport to these areas is quite difficult and involves mule trains,horses, and 4 wheel drive vehicles, to get food to these hard to get to places.

As long as the lockdown continues, and funds are available, the food distribution will continue.

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Update on the food distribution

Latest New: More than 6000 families and individuals have received food aid by end of January 2021.

Date Number of families and individuals receiving food aid.
February 2021 280 Families received food parcels in Tsum, after 2 days of transport on mule
February 2021 400 Families near Lumbini received food parcels
January 2021 208 Families in Prok, near Nubri received food aid
December  50 Families in Nubri valley have received food aid
December 250 Families in Gemu, Manang received food aid
December Warm jackets and food offered to forty nuns in Damo Nunnery
December 186 Families in Lamjung received food aid
December 950 Families in Haleshi have received food aid
December 508 Families InMapya Dukoshii have received food aid
November 36 families in Porste/Khunde and Milingo villages receive food supplies
November 160 Families in Rasuwa receive food supplies
November 552 families and individuals in Kavre/palanchok receive food parcels
November 23 families in Pangboche Receivefood parcels
October 220 families in Tsum and Nubri (a close by valley) receive food supplies
October 165 families in Sindupalchok Received food parcels
October 76 families in Thame/Solu receive food delivery
October 28 familiers in Sindupalchok and Likhi villa received food aid.
  Due to the very strong monsoon this year, no food distribution took place between mid june and mid september.
as of June 18 2400 familes and individuals received food assistance.

Kopan Helping Hands is the charitable organization of Kopan Monastery




Kopan Monastery
Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Center Gompa

Kopan Monastery is affiliated with FPMT
Foundation for the preservation of the Mahayana Tradition