Nature has its own way to react to our actions. This time nature acted harsh and cruel on the Terai region of Nepal. Due to heavy and regular rainfall of three days, the districts like Jhapa, Sunsari, Chitwan, Rautahat etc. were flooded. More than 50 people died and thousands of people were homeless. In these demanding times the humanity towards the lives of Terai was really important and that’s why Team LIFA stood upon it.
The first technical step of Team LIFA towards helping people of Terai was to create awareness among the people for helping the residents of Terai, and we created a website www.helpterai.com.
The website was not enough for the help that we could possibly do, therefore we started a campaign of 3 days in Nepal College Of Information Technology and 1 day in Pulchowk Campus, “LIFA for Flood Victims”. In this campaign we collected food, clothes, medicine and sanitary materials and stored them in a store house situated in Anamnagar, Kathmandu. Everyday we would stay at one place in the college premises from 7:00 AM to 1:30 PM and we would collect the donated things. The college van helped us to carry those things from the college to store house . And every night we’d sort things so they could be managed.
On the second day of the campaign we organized a small musical program in Patan Darbar Square to collect fund for flood victims and collected around Rs. 7,200 in one and half hour . When the 3 days campaign was over we had almost 2 lakh worth of necessary items that we could provide to victims.
On fourth day we sent one truck load of things to Siraha and Saptari through Dhurmus Suntali Foundation. We still had one more truck of goods left, so two of our members, Yashu Baral and Bishal Poudel decided to go Sarlahi where people are mostly affected and distributed the goods there by collaborating with local government, and today members of Team LIFA went to Sarlahi and distributed the relief goods to flood victims in Sarlahi.
We know we could not do much but we believe that all the smaller effort towards humanity is equally important as all the greater effort. We gave the best from our side and every one should do best from theirs.