Working to restore our village,
provide humanitarian assistance and promote Nepal to the world.

On 25 April 2015, a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. Thousands were killed, tens of thousands were injured, and hundreds of thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed. A second major earthquake struck less than three weeks later, killing hundreds more and adding to the destruction. Changunarayan is one of the villages that were highly impacted by the earthquakes. According to the Changu municipality, 4,170 homes are totally destroyed and 1,030 homes are substantially damaged leaving only 591 homes intact in the village and surrounding area. Many people are left homeless. Due to the rain that came immediately after the first earthquake, many local families lost their supplies of cereals, rice and seeds, which were buried in debris. Due to the entire nation being being so devastated, many find themselves without the support they received prior to the earthquakes. Organizational information Kay Garnay for Nepal (KGN) was founded to help the local people of Changunarayan Village who have been adversely affected by the earthquakes. It is working to uplift the economy and alleviating the poverty of local people.

The organization has been lending a hand in several different sectors from warm clothing drives to building shelters. Its top priority being to return Changunarayan Village into the magnificent tourist site, for both domestic and foreign tourists alike, that it has the potential to be. It focuses on humanitarian aid and providing jobs and job training to local people, especially women, who live below the poverty line. It is intending to develop the skills of local people of Changunarayan Village through a training center that will provide vocational skills training such as high quality carpet weaving.

Long term goals include expanding to knitted woolen hats, socks and gloves, cooking, organic farming, animal husbandry, etc. It will also assist in promoting and selling the products. Profits from selling products will be used for the sustainability of the training center, i.e. to start new classes and support the operations of management and administration expenses, and planning new programs for the welfare of local people and rural people of devastated areas.

When there’s a problem with an insurmountable solution the Nepali ask, “Ke garne?” or “What to do?”

One Nepali friend said the answer was, “sutnus” or “sleep.” We know the feeling. As a Westerner who’s come to Nepal and fell in love with it, I see such potential with so many roadblocks in front of them, but such potential. “If only” became my mantra until I realized that Nepal got along just fine without all of us Westerners for longer than there was Westerners. It’s just perfect already.

However, Nepal is struggling with several issues and those who love this little, Himalayan country have to ask what they can do. How do we even know the money we donate will be used in a prudent way? How can we even know what the people of Nepal really need?

One of the few things the people of this village got after the earthquake was rice. Several international agencies sent rice, peanut butter and canned goods. They are rice farmers who do not own a can opener and do not have bread for peanut butter. We’ve all heard stories like that.

We just want what we give to be helpful for someone, but we want to know that it really has helped the right person.

We’ve done a twist on this expression ‘Ke garne’ to sound like a woman’s name. Our goal is to answer this question, “What to do for Nepal?” with practical ways to benefit people in Nepal who truly do deserve a bit of relief. If you identify with ‘ke garne/Kay Garnay’ for Nepal please join us to do just one thing at a time to help. Nepal really doesn’t need to be rescued, just given a helping hand.

Other than track record, it’s difficult to know how your donations will be used. It’s difficult to know exactly how to help the most. For the past 6 months I’ve looked out my window to see the destruction in Nepal and it’s hard for me to know what to do. There just doesn’t seem to be a band-aid big enough.

What my friends and I have done so far as a group of Westerners who love Nepal:

1. Provided assistance with clean-up directly after the earthquakes.
2. Provided blankets and warm clothing to neighbors living outdoors.
3. Continue to provide a place for families in need of a place to stay at night.
4. Purchased 3 wheel barrows for the village for clean-up.
5. Provided corrugated aluminum for 4 nearby families to make shelters.
6. We’ve built about 25 quality shelters in Changunarayan and other nearby villages that sustained severe loss during the earthquakes, Sankhu and Bhaktapur.
7. Built a children’s recreation center in a community of abject poor and stocked it with books and toys.
8. Continue to support and host volunteers free of charge who are building more shelters.9. Provide gifts of lentils for families in need, most expensive part of their meals.
10. Join forces with other NGOs to create bigger change.

Our Goals

1. To support the surrounding communities in various ways, as we see the need and a possible way to help.
2. Help Changunarayan to rebuild to become the premier Nepali village for tourists from around the world.
3. To provide a means for individual families in need to improve their lives, such as jobs or seeds.
4. Support the cottage industries and craftsmen of Nepal by promoting Nepali products around the world.
5. Provide random acts of kindness to individuals when what we do can change the person’s life.

Your small help matters a lot!!

Kay Garnay for Nepal (KGN) was founded to help the local people of Changunarayan Village who have been adversely affected by the earthquakes. It is working to uplift the economy and alleviating the poverty of local people. The organization has been lending a hand in several different sectors from warm clothing drives to building shelters. Its top priority being to return Changunarayan Village into the magnificent tourist site, for both domestic and foreign tourists alike, that it has the potential to be. It focuses on humanitarian aid and providing jobs and job training to local people, especially women, who live below the poverty line. It is intending to develop the skills of local people of Changunarayan Village through a training center that will provide vocational skills training such as high quality carpet weaving.

 

Long term goals include expanding to knitted woolen hats, socks and gloves, cooking, organic farming, animal husbandry, etc. It will also assist in promoting and selling the products. Profits from selling products will be used for the sustainability of the training center, i.e. to start new classes and support the operations of management and administration expenses, and planning new programs for the welfare of local people and rural people of devastated areas.

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I found the reason the women wouldn't come to our women's work initiative. My former assistants (not sure which one or if it's both of them) tell people the one thing they know will stop them from coming; they tell people I didn't pay them. They really aren't lying. I didn't pay them-I 'overpaid' them. The harm they are still doing to their own village is stunning. ... See MoreSee Less

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The closing day of 20 days training for women to make shoes, conducted by Changunarayan Municipality. These are often wore by bride in her marriage day . #Changunarayan #ruraldevelopment ... See MoreSee Less

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