Pokhara Research Centre and Bikalpa-an Alternative are non-governmental organizations that help young people improve their lives by learning about personal responsibility, free-market principles, property rights, and limited government. Our goal is to create a new generation of Nepali entrepreneurs.
This campaign aims to raise enough money to feed over 500 families in Pokhara and Biratnager. The first phase will target the poorest families who are hungry and struggling to get by. As our donations grow, we can fund additional phases to reach more needy people. Due to the ongoing government lockdown (nearly 3 months now) we Nepali are unable to work because the police don’t allow free movement. After our humble request to the local government, however, we have reached an understanding with the local police to allow us to organize this food relief program, and give us the necessary documents to avoid arrest / attacks / fines.
Nearly half of Nepali people buy their food with the money they earn that day. They don’t have significant savings. If they don’t work, they don’t eat, unless someone helps them. At the time of this writing, 19 Nepali have died from COVID-19, yet more than 1000 have committed suicide due to hunger and scarcity.
I am Bishnu Hari Timilsina, the communication and outreach assistant of PRC and intern at Language of Liberty Institute (an American NGO).
ABHIYAAN (“Campaign”) is the name of our joint venture (PRC, Bikalpa, LLI) and has three parts: private humanitarian aid, translations of books and articles, and educational activities such as Liberty Camps, seminars, and webinars.
Please consider donating generously to our campaign, and thank you for your interest.