The speaker at the meeting of Kendal Rotary on 4th March was Philip Hoyle, one of our own members. He gave an update on the clubs ongoing project to help Kiraule, a remote village in Nepal and how the recent two earthquakes has affected them.
It takes four days hard trekking just to reach it and everything has to carried either by mules or carried in by themselves. Originally the club funded the village with £30,000 to help build and equip a new school which is now up and running. The earthquakes resulted in many houses being destroyed and they are now gradually being re-built and there are plans to build a community centre for which £20,000 is needed.
The club has already put aside £10,000 towards the fund with more to come.