Say ‘Namaste’ to Maya. May is a street-seller in Thamel, the tourist area of Kathmandu. We met her many years ago when she approached us with her armfuls of brightly coloured purses and bags. The first time, like all tourists do, and sellers expect, we haggled and bought just a few bags for our own family. When we got home these were so happily received we called them ‘Happy Bags’ and decided to buy more the next time we went and bring them back you sell to make funds for our
Having been Scouters – Ian was Baloo and I was Akala, we are very aware of the brilliant organisation it is, and of all the good it does for others too, so when Nirmala Strestha, a teacher we knew from our work with Shree Krishna Devi Primary school in Kodari, Sindapulchowk. Nirmala was there, helping us to distribute, record names and explain things to the women of the village – our very first distribution, so later when she approached us about the possibility of providing
We are all very excited and delighted to have our wonderful new website up and running. HURRAH!
BIG THANKS to our sponsors – Allison Davies and designer/creative director Tim Sokell of Sokell Design, without them, their kindness, support, hand-holding and indeed, inspiration, we still would not have one, so, again, our thanks.
Creating this website has been a steep learning curve for us, for me, even though I am used to writing in all sorts of mediums. It has been a usef