Three years have passed, since the tragic earthquake which struck the Nepalese district of Gorkha in 2015.
It may seem an event fairly far in the past, but away from the fast-paced, first-world civilization, things get different. Here, in this remote region at the foothills of the Himalaya, people have been let down.
Me and my brother visited these villages, respectively in 2016 and 2017. We produced two features, Gorkha: One Year Later and Gorkha: Rebuilding the Future. Few things have changed. A year ago we decided to contribute actively to the cause, launching a fundraising campaign on generosity.com.
Today, on the 3rd anniversary of that tragedy, we publish some shot of a truly talented Nepalese photographer, Ummid Shakya, who went to Gorkha in the very last few days, to witness what we did in the past two years. Here there are his shots, which clearly testify the lack of aid that these poor communities are receiving.
Soon this campaign will be over, and once again, here we are humbly asking you to donate, and help us supporting our reliable partner on the field, Gorkha Foundation. All donations go entirely to them, and soon we will announce how your generosity will translate into something concrete. They have already built more than a dozen schools in the district, and many are under construction. Their priority list, though, is long, since many communities requested them help to rebuild their institutes. In the meantime, students attend classes in tin shelters.
Thank you once again for your time and consideration. Let’s do something good all together, spreading love and empathy in this crazy and often tainted world, where the few own the most, and the majority of human beings live in dire conditions.
Matteo and Enrico Fabi