Here is a photo by John Vavruska showing Elselien and
the ladies of Nirmalai Danda looking at a photo that Elselien just took of
them with her father's digital camera.
We hope to
continue to tell our story in 2005, and those of us who
trekked into rural Nepal to visit a newly born remote health clinic and a 20
year old village water system first installed in 1984 by Sante Fe's John
Vavruska, are presenting a lecture generously hosted by the Asher family at
Wild Mountain's exhibition space at 7:15 pm on Wednesday 26 January at:
fundraiser slideshow for repairs to John's water project (he has
photos to show), and more medicine for the new health clinic. We hope that Ms.
Elselien te Hennepe from Rotterdam will also be in attendance and show her fun
photos, as well. Daniel Mazur also has a few slides, stories and video to
share of recent treks and climbs in the Khumbu Valley and Everest from Tibet.
Dan is bringing the 3 satellite phone systems and new lightweight oxygen
system they are using on Everest.
please contact Jon and Jan Asher at: Phone: (505) 986-1152, Toll Free:
photo of John Vavruska standing in front of one of the
last surviving tap stands of the Nirmali Danda water project. John
Designed and built this tap stand in 1984.
Here is a photo taken by John Vavruska of Jangbu Sherpa,
looking proud in the Patale Health Post, which he founded to help the 4000
people in this district, who before this time had no access to health
care, and had to walk three days and take a bus for one day, in case of
emergency, so they could get to the nearest meager health services. Before
the Patale health clinic was established, many villagers died on the way
to get health care. In the left side of the photo, a mother is holding her
infant who has just received treatment for an infected cut.
We really appreciate the efforts of EverestNews.com in
showcasing the latest service trek under the auspices of the Mount Everest
Foundation for the Sustainable Development of Nepal and Tibet. Here is a
photo taken by John Vavruska from the ridge above Patale Village, where
the new health post is located. In the center of the photo, you can see a
long "ridge" which is Nuptse, and the pyramid-shaped peak to the right of
it is Mount Everest, on a clear morning in November.
This photo, taken by John Vavruska, shows a woman
standing in her doorway of Nirmalaia Danda village, holding a photo, taken
last week, of herself and child that John Vavruska took 20 years ago.
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