This past week Dawson and I volunteered for the Kevin Rohan Memorial Eco Foundation. Their mission is to “foster health and well-being in Nepal’s most impoverished communities by encouraging sustainable change through environmentally friendly programs.” Although Dawson was not able to work much after injuring his leg, we were still able to contribute to the foundation by doing a motley assortment of volunteer work. We rebuilt a few houses in the community using local materials such as bamboo and metal sheets (much better than the canvas bags for walls on one of the houses), painted walls at the foundation, worked in the bio-dynamic garden, and helped replace a roof.
While at the foundation, we also enjoyed spending time with the other volunteers there, including a group of Germans and several Americans. It was interesting to here what brought them to Nepal and also fun to converse and play cards with them. The founder of the organization, Krishna Gurung, impressed me with his integrity and generosity. The week flew by and we are very glad to have had the opportunity to serve at the foundation.