A debt of honour to Gurkha families – one woman’s story
“Life has been hard.” Sukla Pun tells us when we reach her home in Punthok, a remote village in Nepal’s hilly Rolpa District. Over the years, the 77-year-old widow has been dealt an incredibly difficult hand.
One Gurkha’s struggle to settle in the UK in retirement
Former Queen’s Gurkha Engineer Ghanshyam Rai served in Malaya and Brunei in the late 50s and early 60s. Unfortunately he…
It’s no longer just money that our pensioners need
Sargeant Buddhi Bal Gurung served with the Gurkhas for 11 years from 1941. Our teams visit him often to pay…
April: Our month in pictures
Take a look through our galleries to see photographs from our visits to pensioners’ homes and work with communities to build clean water systems.
50 years in Nepal: Our original appeal
50 years ago our founders set themselves the target of raising £1 million Below is our original appeal literature, with…
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.
Be inspired: 5 inspirational quotes from the Gurkhas
Inspired by their indomitable spirit, we’ve compiled some words of positivity and hope from Gurkha veterans and widows we care for in Nepal.
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?
“My grandchildren are my vehicle!”
Our staff asked widow Lachimi Kumri Rai why she hadn’t travelled to our Welfare Centre by car or bus…
From the jungles of Borneo to the hills of Nepal
After being a soldier for so long, adjusting to a life of subsistence farming back in Nepal was a shock to the system for Thambahadur.