In October 2013, my friend and I had gone to Nepal to complete the Annapurna Circuit and while we were there we had hired a guide, Ngima Sherpa who took care of us for the duration of the trek and really did his best to make sure that we were comfortable and safe throughout our entire journey. He is just one of the reasons that Nepal has made such a lasting impact on me.
With the recent earthquake and tremors I decided to just pop Ngima an email, to ask how everything was and that if he was okay. His reply broke me and really hit home. I could sense the gravity of the situation from the tone of his reply and it really urged me to do something about it. To see these scenes on the TV is one thing, but to KNOW someone and hearing their pleas is something way too different and it's heart-wrenching.
Like what Ngima has mentioned in his email, I do believe that the best way to help from here or wherever else is financially. With that, I'm asking for your help.
I've always been someone who's a little bit more than wary of giving donations online for a number of reasons, mainly because I was never really sure if this money would really do any good for someone or anyone for that matter but I believe that in this case, it's different. Because there's a name and face to the person that is receiving the money I feel as though this is a sure way of knowing that the money that you're putting in is making its way to the hands of the people that truly need it.
Any amount is good amount and if you are strapped for cash, share this and let's help rebuild someone's life.
Thank you so much for your time and donations, I know my thanks is just a pinch of gratitude that Ngima and his family will feel from the help received.