If there is time when you just want to give up and run home – than that day was felt in Naryangot.
But today I don’t want to write how I managed to get all the stuff on track, and how almost in Muglin we lost the 50K NRP GI Pipes! Or about how I struggled to understand anything, and in the end at 7pm we got all the track, the goods and we fitted it in place for the journey back North, which only in Nepal you can do! It worked out, and to add to that, how 3 people at 9:30 pm were unloading all the stuff in Aandhi Khola in the rain.
Today, I also want to tell you that in the last 2 days all the villagers came and carried the heavy load in the rain and on the slippy paths. I offered them tea and roti yesterday morning for all their hard work.
Today they all came again, carrying the remaining coils and the 30 bags of 50kg cement, one person per bag. And how difficult that is, going uphill too!
I’m only providing money for khaja (lunch) to them, and this morning their own comitee paid for tea and roti. They did not ask me!!!
They had to stop digging for 2 days to carry the very heavy goods – I have no pictures, but if you can imagine a full track over loaded! You should see how happy they were to see all that material thrown in Aandhi Khola. Most locals can not believe that we can do this! But we can!!!
They will start again tomorrow and the other village is helping- Korika, over 50 people are now able to dig 250 metres per day and they are already close to Thumka village!
The other part of the village is not participating but are discussing about coming to help for 1 day, so we might have more people to dig.
I have no idea what brought this change, but I’m so happy, and this is what we need to show all who have supported these people. The money that everyone gave us is being spent well, the people are united in their work! amazing! amazing! AMAZING!!!
Love Joli xxx