Financial aid to few families during the second wave of Covid-19
Sun Jun 13 2021 18:15:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
On 14th June, 2021 Rinpoche and few team members have met some of those who have contacted us for help through our helpline phone number. There were many who contacted us but we have chosen few who are most desperately needed the help urgently.
First one is the family who is facing problem in feeding his family and paying his rent in this pandemic because he has lost his job due to strict lockdown. Usually, he use to drive his friend's taxi when they wouldn't be driving and doing little bit of here and there but becasue of strict lockdown imposed here in Nepal lately by the governement, it has become impossible for him to drive his friend's taxi anymore since you will need a special permit to do it. Besides, his wife has been going through the kidney dialysis for the past three years and so he was needed at home too. We couldn't do much at the moment but he gave him enough to cover his rent for few months and also gave his family basic ration enough for the whole month. We are hoping to be able to help his family more in this difficult situation.
Second one, there is a family who was already provided his ration by another organisation but he later contacted us to help him to get a gas cylinder to cook which cost only NPR 3500 which you might not think much but for a family like this, it was something they really needed to survive. We provided him with the enough financial aid to afford the gas cylinder along the house rent for the month. To collect this financial aid from us, he walked three hours because this family really needed it.
Third one, when we all care about staying inside for the safety of us, our family, our friends and our society. "Staying Inside", "avoiding human contact" and "taking all the precaution necessary" has become the most important factor to survive in this pandemic and this person don't have the luxury to follow this protocol. Even in this pandemic, he was working as a porter to carry things for people to survive and to feed his family. He lives in slum so we gave him enough to survive for few days.
Because of the strict lockdown in Nepal, we have only 3 hours of lag period during which we could meet these families and help them what ever is best possible by us. Simdha Getul Rinpoche is insistent about meeting all of them personally himself to speak with them and experience their hardship, so he has been leading all the aid provided to these families himself. We are trying to do whatever best we could to help some one who is in need of help in this difficult and dire situation. Hopefully we can reach out to as many as possible.
jinpa gyachen gyurpa di yi tü
Through the power of this vast act of generosity
drowé döndu rangjung sangye shok
May we spontaneously attain buddhahood for the benefit of beings!
ngön gyi gyalwa nam kyi madrolwé
All those who were not liberated by the buddhas of the past,
kyewö tsok nam jinpé drol gyur chik
Through this act of generosity, may they be liberated!