Our family lives in the Khumjung village is at an elevation of 3,790 metres and three days trek from Lukla our starting point. The village is also the home of our guide for our trek to Everest Base Camp. Our family of six's home was badly affected by the earthquake of April 2015. Having saved diligently for seven years to pay for their home, it was a huge blow to them, of which they have not recovered. The father Tshering Thundu works as a Sherpa and helping many climbers and trekkers in their ascent of Everest.
Tangii the mother tends to their four children, daughters Tshering Perma, Tashi and sons Urken, Chewang. They attend the local school originally built by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1961 which is now being rebuilt with the help of the Himalayan Trust. Due to health problems Tangii is unable to work and manages in their broken home under trying and difficult circumstances.
Tshering Thundu (Sandu) Sherpa the father is 40 years old. He has been a porter and guide for over 15 years, summiting Everest 5 times. He is a very hardworking, experienced and dependable mountain porter. He is from a large family and has never been to school. Everything that he has earnt went into building his home for his family. The home became severely damaged in the earthquake and though he continues to work, repairs are expensive. There is no EQC in Nepal.
We can make a difference!
Their home will be demolished and reconstructed. Materials will be airlifted from Kathmandu to a village just beneath Khumjung and then carried up to site. Steel rods, cement, plywood, timber and wire will all be transported in this way. With your help these materials can be purchased, transported to site and local tradesmen along with some assistance from the EBC team this family's home will be rebuilt.