ROKPA Soup Kitchen

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Kathmandu, Boudha, Nepal via
Margrit Stahel
info [at] rokpa [dot] ch

In 1990 ROKPA established the soup kitchen in Boudha in a part of Kathmandu. Every day during the winter two meals are distributed. Breakfast consists of hot milky tea and warm bread, lunch mostly of the so-called Dhaal Bhaat, which is the national meal of Nepal containing rice, lentils and vegetables. On a crowded day up to 800 meals are served. Food and firewood are purchased locally. Warm clothes are distributed to people in need.

The work involved is accomplished by local people (e.g. cooks) together with volunteers from all over the world. Every year up to 25 helpers come to Kathmandu to work on a voluntary basis for at least six weeks.

At the small medical tent, which is included in the soup kitchen, first aid is provided by volunteers who have a professional medical education. Smaller injuries and wounds are treated there, but patients with severe illnesses or who need special treatments are sent to a hospital nearby where they receive medical treatment for free or on a very low price.

Every winter, from mid December to beginning of March, Minimum of 6 weeks

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