June 1, 2015 – Takukot, Nepal – With special thanks for this contribution to Jill Allison, Logistician with Team 3!
“First day in the new clinic in Takukot. Very busy day. We had so many people we could not see them all in one day. Many homes are damaged and some have already been rebuilt. The school has suffered damage and local sub health post is completely unusable.
The community health worker and auxililiary nurse midwife are seeing people in a tent behind what remains of the building. When they will have a new building is hard to say. Krishna and Nirmal are wonderful professionals who have helped us tremendously. Today is hot and steamy after a heavy rain last night. Everywhere we hear the sound of industry as the community replaces their infrastructure. This is a remote community where cell phones are less obvious and the impact of the outside world doesn’t reach.
Many old folks at clinic today. Their faces etched with stories of times past and hard lives tempered by smiles. With government action, the local politicians work with local military to develop strategies to assess and address the needs. Tomorrow is another day.”