Category: Nepal

Response to the Nepal Earthquake

The Global BrightLight Foundation has been one of the first responders to the most rural villages in Nepal damaged by the earthquake. Thanks to our partner Niraj Subedi who had an inventory of GBF solar lamps available. Niraj put them in his car and drove 5 hours to Kumari VDC of Nuwakot district, where, as…

Lanterns arrive in Southern Nepal!

Today (June 15, 2014) I traveled far, possibly the most remote village I’ve ever visited – in Southern Nepal on the Indian border in the mountains (and it rained). The village is 100%  illiterate, has 33% infant mortality, and still experiences starvation during the 9 months when nothing grows – it’s almost like a stone age…

Productive trip to Kathmandu, Nepal

Arriving in Kathmandu, Nepal, is an assault on the senses.  You are first hit by the heavy heat which immediately envelops you.  Then you hear the sounds, ranging from honking horns to mooing cows to the lilting cadence of the local language.  Then you smell the pollution as well as see it—the kerosene and petrol fumes. …