BREAKING NEWS – Covid 19 and The Gurkha Welfare Trust
COVID 19 in Nepal Due to the swift and effective actions of its government, limiting movement and enforcing quarantines, the…
Why we’re rebuilding Gurkhas’ homes: one veteran’s story
When Rifleman Uttamkumar Rai signed up to serve the British Army 62 years ago, he had no idea about the challenges that lay ahead.
3 of the 300 homes we’re building
Thanks to donations from our amazing supporters, we’re taking pre-emptive action by building 300 earthquake-resilient homes for Gurkha veterans and widows over the next three years.
300 homes appeal: what your donations look like
You may have recently received our latest fundraising appeal as we strive to build 300 earthquake-resilient homes across Nepal. With your help, we can build 100 earthquake-resilient homes each year, for the next three years.
World War Two soldier’s hearing loss & his widow’s secret
During World War Two, Gurkha soldier Lalsing Ghale lost his hearing. He was discharged from the Army on medical grounds. But should he have been?
A Gurkha widow asked us for help. Watch what happened next.
80 year-old Gurkha widow Nandakali Khatri asked us if her home could be painted. We saw an opportunity for our headquarters staff to get their hands dirty!
Our debt of honour to the Gurkhas
Hari Bahadur Chhetri joined the Gurkhas in the midst of World War Two. As he’s grown older, life has become hard for the veteran.
War stories from a Gurkha hero
Chandra Bahadur Sunuwar was only 18 when he signed up to fight in the Second World War. The war had already been raging for over two years.
The book that helped build a school in Nepal
Sophie Maliphant was in Nepal on 25 April 2015 when the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit. Though she left the country shortly after the quake, the experience of sharing the country’s fear and pain stayed with her.
The earthquake in Nepal – three years on
Today (25 April 2018) marks three years since the devastating earthquake in Nepal, which killed nearly 9,000 people and injured around 22,000.
Gurkha widow Manisara Thapa: How we’ve helped
Twenty years ago, 92 year-old Manisara Thapa’s life was far from easy. Her husband, Rifleman Balsing passed away in 1988,…