This lovely letter has just arrived from the daughter of one of the women we help in Kathmandu. The English isn’t perfect, but I’m sure you will sense the deep gratitude that she conveys. Thanks to all our supporters who make it possible for us to help families like this.
We want to give thank from our family that your family have support us to pay rent. But if you had not we will be at the street somewhere wandering. Thank a lot again. So, in this letter I want to tell you somethings about my family. We have five members of our family…. First my Father and Mother, they were separated when I was small. So, my Mum was always worried and wandering about our life. Many problems we face in our life, because of that my Mum get depression diseases, she will not know what we tell to her and also she can’t express her feeling but somehow she is healed by Lord Jesus Christ. Now, she carried little things to the road ways and sell and earn some money, but am very scared and worried of her life because she had diseases….and no one to look after her but by the grace of God and by your help she is OK, so thank you again…..I have express some of my family problem, please pray for us, we need a lot of prayer for my family….We are really joyful and thankful for your great help.
Please pray for Gyanu, one of the older ladies we support. She was returning home on Wednesday and some boys stopped her to rob her. She did not have any money to give them so they made her hand over her gold earrings – an heirloom.
Gyanu, a widow, was deeply upset over this and somewhat traumatised. Please pray that she would find peace and know that she is loved, both by us and Jesus.
Bina, our Nepali assistant, is now the proud owner of a new Scooter paid for in part by Women Without Roofs – Nepal. It will enable her to visit the women we support in Kathmandu more easily and frequently, enabling us to provide them with greater support when they need it.
Bina, our reliable and caring co-ordinator in Kathmandu, Nepal, will shortly be the proud owner of a new silver Scooter, bought, in part, by WWR. The new Scooter, pictured below, will allow her to get around Kathmandu far more easily than she has been by bus. This means she will be able to visit the women we support more frequently and spend more time with them.
Whilst in Kathmandu Renee & Terry also had the opportunity to visit the Cyrene Sewing project that we support.
A class at the Cyrene Project
Visiting the Cyrene sewing project is a delight and a joy. On the whole, the ladies are quite young, very enthusiastic and quick to learn. The teacher has excellent sewing skills. The ladies learn how to measure, cut out and sew material pieces to make every day Nepali dress called “Khurtas”. This is basically long pants (fairly baggy) with a dress over the top (slits up the side) and a shawl. The colours are gloriously rich. Like most Nepali ways, all this is done on the floor – except of course, for the sewing machine itself.
The ladies attend for several weeks and at the end of the course they receive a certificate at a ceremony (Nepalis love celebrations) after which they will hopefully be able to find work as a tailor either working for themselves or others. Cyrene also run an advanced course for those wishing to learn more.
One of the women that the Cyrene course has trained
Before the sessions start in the mornings there is a brief meeting, when the ladies sing short Christian songs and maybe share something of their lives. This is followed by a session on general life skills – many Nepali girls have not had the opportunity to have education so reading and writing is offered. Family planning is also discussed.
The ladies certainly leave Cyrene with a vision and a hope, not to mention a life skill that will benefit themselves and their families. We are grateful to our Nepali contacts who run this project so faithfully and we continue to help from here in England in every possible way.