The flooding in 2010, caused by unusually heavy monsoon rains in the Northern Areas of Pakistan, was devasting for the populat trekking base of Leh, the capital of Ladakh, in Northern India. A series of devastating flash floods at the start of August ravaged Leh town and adjoining areas, causing hundreds of deaths (most unaccounted for) and wiping out entire families. The survivors were homeless, while many whose houses are still intact lost all their agricultural land.
£3,500 was raised between KE and JT and sent sent to help the flood victims. Clothes and 20 heaters were purchased to help villagers get through the winter and rebuilding was started as soon as the weather allowed. JT money was used to buy door and window frames for 5 houses which were delivered by pony and cost approx £550 per house.
JT would like to thank Rimo Expeditions, with whom we have a long history of working on projects in Ladakh. We trust them to use any funds that we can provide in an appropriate way.