Supplying household and hygiene packs
TT worked with the village committees to buy and compile items for household hygiene packages. The villagers advised on necessary items to help them improve their daily lives. Ninety packs were distributed in Bhattedanda village, one per household and another 90 packs were distributed to households in Arubot and Dandagaun villages.
Each pack provides some essentials for washing and hygiene, cooking, and insect protection: bucket and jug, soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste, towels, chopping board and knife, and mosquito nets. Bed sheets were also provided. Supplies were bought in Kathmandu and Dhulikhel, and sorted and assembled by a troop of very willing and active helpers of all ages including the members of the village relief project committee.
Women have been using scraps of plywood for chopping and preparing food, a risky practice due to the chemicals involved in making plywood. The mosquitoes have already arrived and will increase once the rains start. Immediately after receiving the packs, nets were rigged up in the temporary homes which have no screens, and children and clothes were being washed.
We hope that these packs will help to keep families free from the risk of infections and diseases during the warm and wet months of the monsoon.