Former tour guide and software developer AND right now – RELEIF ACTIVIST IS PART OF ONE OF THE PROJECTS OUR FRIeNDS AND GUESTS AT TINGS ARE SUPPORTING.
Peter Francon was in Kathmandu during the first of two devastating earthquakes hit on 25 Saturday.
Woke up to this warming post from Peter.
A few days before PETER returned from his first releif raid to Sindupalchok
After early morning tea we set off. The devastation was similar to that which we seen on the Tipni road 3 days earlier. Virtually every house was a pile of stones or dangerously uninhabitable. And then a road block, trees laid across the road blocked our passage.
Villagers were hungry, frightened. They weren’t inclined to sit and watch two trucks laden with rice, pass them by. Local boys suggested “Let’s take the rice!” Hands slipping under the truck tarpaulins. But there was no violence, no stealing and we were able to proceed.
PETER FRANCON IS FROM KETTON IN ENGLAND
Wednesday last week the news about Peter’s involvement reached the local Newspaper The Rutland & Stanford Mercury that managed to get his stories via Skype.
Read it here.
We try to get an overview of the impact ROM our friends and guests DONATIONS.
Its not easy – things are happening so fast. But here are a few figures from the last 3 days
OUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS AT CURILO OPPOSITE THE BRITISH EMBASSY ARE ALSO VERY ACTIVE
We’re not funding them – but that doesn’t mean that we can’t give them our respect!