Aid to inaccessible corners of the world - Spring 2013
In the Takhar province in Afghanistan, Mission East has constructed 110 km of gravel road, connecting villages in two of the area’s most inaccessible districts, with the province's capital, Taloqan. The villagers used to be hampered by their isolation but now they have gained access to new opportunities.
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Food aid on its way to flood victims in Nepal
In India and Nepal, severe flooding has already cost more than a hundred lives, and more people have been reported missing. In Nepal, Mission East is in the process of getting food aid to the victims in the remote mountainous region of Karnali.
In recent day, excessive monsoon rains have caused major flooding and landslides in northern India and western Nepal. Amongst other areas, the flooding has hit the region of Karnali in northwestern Nepal where people live in isolated and inaccessible areas.
Mission East annual report 2012
2012 marked exciting new developments in the work of Mission East, both in our project countries in Eastern Europe and Asia, and at home in Denmark. While the year before, we had concluded a strategic process in which we identified two priority sectors in our development work: Rural Community Development and Disability & Special Needs, 2012 saw our project work expanded in these areas, resulting in an increasing impact with an increasing number of beneficiaries.
Both toilet and clean water are now within Lachhu’s reach
It isn’t easy to find your way if you are blind, especially when living in an inaccessible area like the mountains of Western Nepal. Simple things like going to the toilet or fetching clean water become an enormous challenge.
Now, Sayeed bakes 50 loaves of bread a day
Access to credit: Due to her situation, Sayeed was invited to participate when Mission East, in cooperation with local village councils, organized training for kitchen gardening. "I learned a lot about farming, sales and a healthy diet for children," Sayeed says. Later, Mission East received permission to help the women in the village to start self-help groups. The group members learn how to save up money together, and take loans from the money collected. The poor rarely have access to loans from a bank, because they cannot provide security.
Ruzimoh got her chance to flourish
Despite her disability, Ruzimoh is a very fast learner. Her parents realized that when a children’s corner was established in their village.
When Ruzimoh was born, her mother quickly discovered that she was not like other children, since Ruzimoh didn’t respond when her mother spoke to her. When Ruzimoh grew up, she could not speak, and her mother tried to hide her from the neighbours in the village in the province of Panjakent.