Nepal Govt. Regd. No. 1224/064, SWC Affiliation No. 22612

1,650 kg of Rice and 220 liters of Cooking Oil for Ratamate Villagers

Thursday, 19 November 2015 11:25

Sambhav Nepal and the Ratamate villagers are happy to receive help from Melanie Kreuzer, a quiet and wonderful woman from Switzerland.

In late October, she landed in Kathmandu with school supplies, shoes, winter boots and jackets. She had also brought used Mac computers, which can be put to greater use in a rural Nepali school once we rebuild them in a few months. The most heartwarming thing about her help is that for her birthday she asked her family and friends to donate money for Nepal earthquake victims instead of giving usual gifts to her. And so with collected money and some stuff, she came to Nepal.  

Melanie works as a Europe representative for adventure company Ace the Himalaya, which is one of major supporters of Sambhav Nepal. We thank Ace the Himalaya for pointing Melanie to our direction when she wanted to help the earthquake victims.



In Kathmandu, our founder and officials met Melanie to receive the things she bought and the collected money. We found her to be an energizing spirit. Before heading to the village, we bought rice and cooking oil as relief supplies for the Ratamate villagers and then our team including her and our founder Prem K Khatry traveled to the villager where the third batch of volunteers from around the world were already working on the house rebuild project.

In the village, Melanie and Prem also worked alongside the volunteers in building a house for one of the earthquake victims. And we held two programs at Ratamate. One was at Bhairabi Primary School, where we distributed stationery items to students, and another at the campsite where we called the villagers to take their share of rice and cooking oil. We felicitated the volunteers. And through the hands of Melanie, we distributed 15 kg of rice and 2 liters of cooking oil to each of the 110 families. The villagers were very happy to receive rice and oil as food prices are increasing due to unofficial semi-blockade by India.

After Ratamate, our team including Melanie and Prem also visited Manbu village where rebuilding of hostel of Bhawani Higher Secondary School will begin by the end of December. The construction of the hostel for the school with about 1,100 students will also be funded by Melanie who has been actively fundraising in Switzerland.


We thank Melanie, her family and friends, the volunteers and all those who supported us with their time and efforts! We wish you all well-being and prosperity! Gallery – Rice and Cooking Oil to Ratamate Villagers