Nepal Himalaya Sherpa Foundation- NHSF Proj. 0 Sherpa Land Children
Proj. 0 Sherpa Land Children 19th January 2021
The health situation of all children and families are well beside the Pandemic Covid19 situation.
The economic situation is very tense because of the ongoing restricted travel situation for tourists. The most income for our families is coming from jobs in the tourist sector. Till now the families can manage their life situation. No serious case is known.
As soon strong difficulties arise we will take action.
Life in the Sherpa Land
The Sherpas are living with their yaks, cows and chicken. Then they take care for their small land with growing vegetables, mostly potatoes, corn and different grains like barley, emer and. buckwheat.
This year the winter rain is still not arising, it’s very important for they developing of the crops.
The water source, coming directly from the mountains.
Nepal is a fortunate country with the natural resources. The electric power is provided with the water powers. Electricity is available since one and half year. It’s a project from the British-Nepal Gurka Society. The village people had to do labour work also for to accomplish this Electricity Project. So the Society has to work for it. The costs for the electricity for the light bulbs is around 2 Euro monthly. If there are more tools connected then more.
Sherpa Farm House:
What in the west is propagated as a new lifestyle and fashionable to life in so called “Thiney Houses” is in the Sherpa Land and in general in the Himalayas “normal”. Since thousands of years the people life this kind of simple and sustainable life.
Sherpa Thiney House
Sherpa Kitchen with wood 🪵 fire 🔥.
The wood has to be found in the forest 🌳. In winter time the wood has to be collected, tried and stored for the whole year.
Travelling in the Sherpa Land:
From Kathmandu to the Sherpa Land is about 200 km stabil road and additional 70 km off-road. Off-road means driving over a road with dust, stones, rivers and dangerous cliffs.
The “Off-Roads” exists only since three years.
This situation is very difficult. If someone becomes sick then this person has to be brought to the district city Okhaldhunga or to the capital city Kathmandu.
The local people walk two days to the clinic in Okhaldhunga over there. To Kathmandu is two days travel with jeep and bus, if there is no rain and snow. It depends also on the condition of the roads. The Nepali government is providing some care over “Health Posts”. A responsible person is giving some simple care.
Himalaya Wild Life
The caddie and domestic animals are the whole time under threat to become killed by wild animals, like tiger, leopard, wild cat and Schakale. The barley, corn and potato fields are on regular basis destroyed by black bear, brown bear, Antilope and Rebhühner. The farmers can’t receive right now a compensation from the Nepal government.
Since several years the Nepal government banned the shooting of wild animals.
Warm regards from Swoyambhu-Kathmandu/Nepal
NHSF Team and Himalaya Projekt e.V. Team
January 2021 Copyright by NHSF - Kathmandu/Nepal