Hello from KRMEF! It’s been a while since our last update, but hopefully this will be the first in a regular series from now on. So much has happened since our last post, I can’t possibly fit it all here, so please see our most recent newsletter for an update up until this post.
Krishna in the United States
Krishna is having a wonderful time in America, visiting family and old friends. He’s been speaking to lots of potential partners and students learning about biodynamism and sustainability. Yesterday he gave a presentation in Wisconsin, where he spoke about “The American Dream”. We’re excited to hear more about his travels in the coming months. I’ve you’d like to know more, please see his personal Facebook.
Giving out of winter packs
Once again this year, people around Nepal who lost their homes in the 2015 earthquakes face spending a winter in temporary shelters susceptible to the cold weather. KRMEF gave out dozens of packs of warm blankets, mattresses, pillows and covers last year, which were essential to keeping vulnerable families warm. This year we again made these packs available for those that needed them, making sure that no one in our area suffers from exposure this winter.
Bottle house construction
Thanks to the many extremely helpful volunteers at KRMEF recently, we have swiftly moved forward with the building of Anamika’s bottle house. It is progressing really quickly, and contrary to our estimations in the newsletter, we now hope to have the house built by the end of the year, allowing Anamika’s family of 7 to move into a warm home for the coldest part of the winter. This will be a big success for the Foundation.
Over the weekend Leela, Usha and other ladies from the Mahila Shakti workshop attended the annual Christmas markets in Kathmandu, including one dedicated to fair trade products. The markets were a big success, with a lot of our lovely jewelry selling. The new branding, featuring the “Soap nut story” made a big impact with shoppers. We look forward to more markets leading up to the holiday.
Two of our journalist friends from Sweden, Vivika and Sasa, held a workshop on children’s literature, with authors and illustrators from around Kathmandu attending.
Dorothee and Stefan, two Waldorf teachers with decades of experience, returned back to Switzerland last week after a fantastic month helping our teachers develop their skills. On their final day at KRMEF, the teachers demonstrated some of what they learned with a smashing farewell performance. Be on the look out for our school newsletter in the next few days describing the big successes Ankuran has had this year!
Call for support
The foundation continues to flourish and serve Nepal only because of the help and support from our generous friends. Just in the last few weeks, we’ve helped keep earthquake victims warm, spread the message about sustainability, inspire Nepal’s children’s writers, and improved Ankuran’s teaching of local children. In this time of giving, please consider KRMEF. We are eternally grateful for what your support allows us to achieve.