Bridges Nepal UK Trust 

Bridges Nepal picBridges Nepal UK Trust thank St Paul’s for it’s Short Term Connection Grant in aid of a water project in Nepal.  We were formed to help counter the trafficking of up to 16000 women and girls in Nepal each year.  This has increased following the earthquake of 2015 and is predicted to rise further following the Covid 19 pandemic and the consequential financial desperation of the poor.

My first visit to Nepal just before the 2015 Earthquake revealed how Christians can work to prevent trafficking through development, education, and worldview transformation with a reduction in trafficking in the area I visited. This is also resulted in Church Growth despite the illegality of changing religion or supporting someone in a change of religion in Nepal.

Later visits have exposed me the realities of trafficking, one father offered me his daughter to take back to Kathmandu, another said he had three children but one was missing and this year one at risk woman has reportedly run away just as our project team were due to meet up with her to re home her.

Bridges Nepal UK Trust was set up to fund the development projects with agencies working to prevent human trafficking. This funding is necessary as the agencies need to source income for their staff costs leaving little opportunity to raise project funds.

Our focus this year is funds for a water project which is being developed with the 225 families displaced following the earthquake to Bhadragaun. We have already made a grant for the bulk water tank and the St Paul’s grant will go towards phase two the distribution and filtering of the water into the village.

To get more information, sign up for our Newsletter or to give to the Water Project please go to our website.
Neil Ambler Chair Bridges Nepal UK Trust