Haste Charity Work in Nepal

Since 2014, employees at Haste have been fundraising in aid of a Nepalese charity that helps Tibetan refugees, a cause discovered on a trip in 2014 by Iain Christie (before the devastating 2015 earthquake).

To date Haste has raised about £2000, and importantly because we send the money straight to the Nepalese charity, every penny is directed to the people that need it most.

The Nepalese Earthquake April 2015
Known as the Gorkha earthquake, it (and the numerous subsequent aftershocks) was responsible for over 8,000 deaths and injured more than 21,000 people. It occurred at 11:56 Nepal Standard Time on 25 April 2015, with a magnitude of 7.8 - 8.1 (classified as ‘Violent’). It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934. Hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless with entire villages flattened across many districts of the country. Nepal lies in a tectonically active region of Earth – The Indian plate has driven relentlessly northwards into the Asian plate for the last 50 million years causing extensive continental crustal thickening that has resulted in the formation of Himalayan range of mountains, but also the frequent stick-slip type crustal mechanisms that cause earthquakes.



Where the funds are used
The Tibetan refugee camp in Nepal that benefits from our help has used the aid to fund fuel, food and medical supplies. For example, it has paid for blood transfusions and chemotherapy treatment that without aid would not be available. This aid has been especially useful following the earthquake. Tibetan communities in Nepal are highly dependent on tourism where the majority of their income is derived. The old peoples’ community where the our support goes, is within one of the refugee camps, and run by a charity entirely dependent on donations. The money goes directly to those concerned and allows for improvements in their conditions. All of the people here are elderly with no family to support them, most of the donations are from other Tibetans or the occasional tourist who may visit, so our contribution makes a very big difference.



Correspondence

From: jampa dawa
Sent: 23 May 2016 17:43
To: Iain Christie
Subject: Tashi Delek

Tashi delek frn, here i'm sending you the some snap which i took today at the tashi palkhiel old age home. they really enjoyed the dish today. and i also enjoyed a lot too. as you notice that here i'm wearing a shirt of england cricket jersey which you sent me before. i hope that you'll enjoying watching the photo. and they also want to say you a thank you very much for the wonderful and lovely dish. ok frn take care and god bless to you and your lovely family too. bye. eager to see you soon.

yours truly frn
jampa

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From: jampa dawa
Sent: 02 May 2015 06:25
To: Iain Christie
Subject: Re: DHL

Tashi delek my frn, Here we all are fine and hope that you are fine over there. In our camp there is no any casualties or injury the people. But for my room it's cracked from the two wall. I'm not slept at my room since earthquake came. It's so scary to sleep after earthquake it came sometime the after shock. So here I'm planning to rebuilt my house. I'll send you the picture of my crack wall of room which is totally cracked from top to bottom. Ok my frn take care and whenever you'll get time then you can send the DHL. Bye. God bless you. Yours truly frn Jampa

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From: jampa dawa
Sent: 14 March 2015 13:06
To: Iain Christie
Subject: Re: Tashi Delek

Tashi delek iain, This afternoon I went to the old age home to gave a lunch. They all felt very happy to got a delicious food. And I also gave the 1005 to do the pray for your family for tomorrow. Because tomorrow is the very good day for our Tibetan custom. They told me that say thank you very much for your friend. Here I'm sending you a few snap that which I took today. Hope you like it. Ok frn take care and god bless to you and your family. Bye. Yours truly frn Jampa

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From: jampa dawa
Sent: 03 September 2014 05:32
To: Iain Christie
Subject: Fw: Tashi delek

On Saturday, 30 August 2014 10:15 PM, jampa dawa Tashi delek iain, Hope this mail receive in sound health. Today this afternoon I went to old age home where I hand over the cash to the main in charge with some other in the name of yours. ( total Rs 15750 ,1£Per Rs 157.50) They feel glad to received it. Kindly find the attached photos n received bill of money changer and old age home. Yellow is from money changer n white is from OAH where wrote it in Tibetan script as he donot know english. With best wishes from friend Jampa

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From: jampa dawa
Subject: Re: Tashi delek
Sent: Mon, Aug 25, 2014 2:36:21 AM

Tashi delek iain, How are you and your family? Sorry for the long silence. Here I am fine and doing well too. How is weather over there? Here it's raining whole night but not in day. Last day I went to old age home administrative office to handed the first aid kit and they said thank you so much for you and your wife. This coming Saturday I am going to Jampaling camp where the old age home located to give them money. This time I will not give to administrative office but give directly to personal people of old age home. I will send you the exchange rate bill of 100 pounds as well as some photo of old age home on Saturday evening where I already handed the money. Here I m sending you the photo of me and head of old age home administrative where I handed the first aid kit. Thank you do much for you and your family who helping the Tibetan. Ok my friend, till then take care and god bless to you and your lovely family. Bye. Yours truly frn Jampa

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From: jampa dawa
Subject: Re: Tashi delek
Sent: Mon, Aug 18, 2014 7:48:45 AM

Tashi Delek Iain, i got the parcel this afternoon and thank you so much for helping the tibetan old age home. i know that you and your family who helped the tibetan old age home will not going to forget. i really appreciate and happy that i found, got the friend like you. for me its like a god gifted to me. we will not forget what you helped the tibetan people. ok my friend, take care of your health.  bye. god bless to you and your loving family. yours frn, jampa

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