Crowd Funding - Looking Ahead

Moving Mountain School Bag has now received the crowd funding donations. Thank you to everyone who contributed. Here is where we are at the moment.

Nepal is currently experiencing problems getting essential fuel and supplies through from India. The reasons for this are directly related to Nepal’s new constitution which came into law in September.

Most of the traffic that passes through Kathmandu has come to a stand still as a result of the economic blockade affecting the whole country at the Indian border.

Most of the traffic that passes through Kathmandu has come to a stand still as a result of the economic blockade affecting the whole country at the Indian border.

No one knows how long the blockade will continue, but we are hopeful that this will resolve peacefully and soon. This has had a devastating effect on the economy already struggling to get back on it feet after the earthquakes. It has also impacted Moving Mountain School Bag’s efforts to reach schools.

With the severe shortage of fuel in Nepal, local buses carry as many people as possible including using the luggage racks on top to carry passengers.

With the severe shortage of fuel in Nepal, local buses carry as many people as possible including using the luggage racks on top to carry passengers.

Consequently we have decided to wait until early December to continue the work and will keep our supporters up to date with developments. In the mean time Moving Mountain School Bag is contacting schools in the district of Sindupalchok.

Several initiatives have sprung up in these last months which echo the work we are doing and this means that many school children have received school bags and essential learning materials from other sources. This is inspiring to see happening!

A man sits on top of a local bus with two gas bottles - a rare sight these days in Kathmandu.

A man sits on top of a local bus with two gas bottles - a rare sight these days in Kathmandu.

Our aim now is to provide as many schools that are still in need of bags before Christmas, providing the economic blockade is resolved and vehicles can be on the road again.

On the northern side of Kathmandu, a tent community struggles with normal everyday living. Now the economic blockade, shortage of fuel and supplies has created an even bigger challenge for these people who lost everything they owned during the earthquakes of April 25 and May 12, 2015

On the northern side of Kathmandu, a tent community struggles with normal everyday living. Now the economic blockade, shortage of fuel and supplies has created an even bigger challenge for these people who lost everything they owned during the earthquakes of April 25 and May 12, 2015