Chris and Sally received a visit from Nara Pandey and his wife Sue. Nara, a Nepali, was the raft guide on the trip back in 1990 that Chris organised to the Karnali River in Nepal. It was on that trip that Chris first met Mukunda, who at that time was a 19 year old assistant raft guide. Sue was also on that trip and that was when she first met Nara and he later came to England where they were married. They have three beautiful young girls.
Even more interesting, is the fact that for 10 years Sue and Nara have been running a small charity in England, very similar to ours, and helping schools in the same general region. Nara’s family comes from the next village district east of Pragatinagar. Their charity is called Children of Nepal and they have been involved mainly in helping schools finish building projects. www.children-of-nepal.org.uk
It was very useful and interesting to make contact with Sue and Nara and I feel sure that they will be able to help us with some of our initial questions regarding applying funds to projects in Pragatinagar.