Urgent prayer request

March 22, 2017

Please pray for this lady, Sarita, who took an overdose on Saturday.  WWR helped to admit her to hospital, where she was regrettably chained to the bed, and we have also sought the help of KOSHISH our mental health partner.  However, her condition is still not stable and she has had to be re-admitted to a different hospital.

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Please pray for wisdom for our hardworking personnel and the medical staff treating her.  Pray that she will be back to full mental and physical health very soon.

Thank you.


A Thankful Church

October 12, 2015

WWR was able to help this church repair its roof that collapsed during the earthquake. It is the location of our sewing and literacy course and the congregation is delighted we have been able to help. This has just arrived from their pastor “Everyone from our church are very honoured and grateful to you and ur team that you have helped our church.last Saturday I gave the amount to church and everyone were so happy and they have said that convey the team that we are very thankful…god bless them and their ministries and prayed for u all.”

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A chance to help an earthquake widow

July 12, 2015

We thought you would be interested to read this story of a woman WWR has just started to help, thanks to your generous donations following the earthquake we have been able to help her already.  This is her story, more than anything we ask you to please pray for her.

Sumitra Rai

Sumitra used to live in Kuleshor, Kathmandu with her husband Satrughan and daughter Surupa. Her husband used to work in Civil Mall for family daily bread. She also used to work as care giver in a school but in temporary basis but she had left that job because of daughter’s school. She was searching another job after daughter’s school starts. But entire situation has been changed suddenly after 25thApril 2015.
On that day, earthquake struck without any warning. She was at church service with her daughter that time. Husband had night duty and that time he was at home sleeping. After earthquake, she gave a telephone call in his mobile phone but he did not receive that. He had night duty that night too and she and her daughter were terrifying so much so Sumitra went to her relative’s house with her daughter. From there she gave several telephone calls but he did not received phone. Then they went to her rented room to check the situation. She found that the house where they were was completely collapsed due to earthquake. The people from neighborhood told her that there was couple of people inside trapped or dead. The debris from that house completely buried her household stuffs and possessions. The only thing she had were the clothes she was wearing. She tried to search for her husband at relative’s houses and every hospital in Kathmandu but she did not find him. Then she had a doubt that he was buried under the debris of destroyed house.
Nepal Army, police and other relief workers tried to search for her husband on the debris from the second day of major earthquake. After four days of hard works of Armies, Polices, her relatives and other rescue workers, they found the dead body of her husband trapped under that destroyed house. This had been taken out after 4 days. Nepal Police gave her the death certificate and the dead body of her husband. Beside that she did not get any relief from government.
She lost not only her husband but lost all possessions. She was not in condition to search of her stuffs from the debris as she was in grief. After a week she tried to search of her stuffs from the debris but she found that all of her stuffs were stolen at night or taken by my neighbors pretending as their possessions. Now she is on the refuge of her relatives. She became widow and has nothing left. She had lost not only her husband but all the household utensils and possessions as well.
She had just admitted herself on class ONE at Prerana School as she had great desire to learn read and write. But it seems very hard for her to continue it. She is helpless by every mean and not able to survive without support from others.
Sumitra is a committed member of Bethsaida Church – Nepal. Originally she is from Makwanpur district. She is from a back ward ethnic group and she has never been to school. She is 27 years old and has one daughter of 6 years.

WWR is desperately trying to find her somewhere to live and will replace all her household goods.  Please pray that a suitable place will be found as available rooms are hard to find since so many were destroyed.  She is in need of a sponsor, which costs £15 per month, but most importantly will commit to pray for her regularly.  Please contact us if you can help, thank you.


A brilliant day!

March 24, 2015

What a brilliant day! Today one of our new ladies and her crippled son moved out of a slum and into a beautiful room that WWR has been able to furnish for them. They have no possessions of their own. It has taken a couple of weeks to find a room for them because several landlords did not want a cripple living in their property, but our wonderful staff persisted and a room was found! 
[Incidentally, if you are a student lawyer there is great need for more people to work on behalf of tenants in developing countries to protect their rights. In this case landlords were discriminatory against her disabled son and we have known cases where women have had their cooking stoves and belongings confiscated by nasty landlords. In one extreme case a woman was even raped when she couldn’t pay her rent – he exacted ‘payment in kind’. The rights of vulnerable tenants need to be protected and hardly anyone is working to change this – could you help?]

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Sarswoti: Entrepreneur!

January 11, 2014

Sarswoti: Entrepreneur!

This is the beautiful and inspiring Sarswoti whose husband and older son died in a tragic accident, her younger son was only 5 years old at the time. She would like to open a tea shop and become independent. We have promised to pay the rent for her if she can find suitable premises. Already she has been incredibly proactive and identified 3 possible empty shops; however each of them has been wrong for one reason or another (one is going to be knocked down, another is full of the landlords belongings, the third got snapped up too quickly and was far too expensive anyhow). We hope she finds somewhere soon, she will make a brilliant tea shop proprietor! Oh and she needs a sponsor if anyone would like to donate £15 per month.


Koshish Nepal

January 11, 2014

Koshish Nepal

Anna, Chair of trustees for WWR, has just got back from Nepal. She will be posting some photos and comments from her visit over the next few days. This first one is of Matrika who runs a home for mentally ill women in Nepal. His story was inspiring, but sadly the stories of the women he helps were quite disturbing; they have endured such incredible ill-treatment. Regrettably mental illness is not treated kindly in Nepal but he is starting to challenge this and we will be working with him to take on the support for some of the women he has rehabilitated so that others can benefit from his programme.


Meet Janaki

May 14, 2013

This lady, Janaki, has been referred to WWR in Nepal. She is 60 years old, has been a widow for a long while and works selling vegetables on the street. She can not afford to pay her room rent so WWR will be supporting her; please let us know if you would like to sponsor her for £15 per month. Thank you.

Janaki


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