'Kathmandu City continues to run at half pace with continued restrictions at the Indian border meaning that fuel is in short supply.Roads are quiet with micro buses are bursting at the seams with passengers and restaurants are closing day by day as they run out of cooking gas. Staff at Khagendra have been collecting firewood in order to cook.
The early morning temperatures are dropping slowly and Subash has had the great idea of installing a further solar panel on the roof in order to allow plentiful hot water for the residents to wash in the winter. With drinking water an ongoing problem in the valley, it is hoped that a drinking water tank can also be installed on the roof. It may be that Khagendra's support network or FCN can fund these worthwhile projects.
In the bathrooms at the Centre there has been a reoccuring problem of taps being broken likely due to wheelchair users clinging to them as they balance to wash. With FCN funds we hope to have the taps fixed and grab rails and bars fitted in the bathrooms.
A wheelchair order has been made by Surya (Khagendra manager) and FCN will fund minor repairs to current chairs and new cushions for all the residents. It may be that we can fund gel cushions for the residents lacking sensation and at high risk of pressure sores. This will make a huge difference to their health and quality of life.'