Prime minister K.P. Oli

For the first time since we moved here we have heard good things about the Nepalese government.
Is it thanks to this man, the Prime minister Khadga Prasad Oli?
Read more about him here.
He made the historical decision to send an aircraft to bring home the remains from the suicide bombing in Afghanistan last week when 12 Nepalese security guards where killed and 7 where injured.
The plane also brought home a number of people who wanted to go back home to Nepal.
Read an newspaper article about it here. He is also taking actions about so many things that the previous leaders have discussed about for years with no result.
Like the lack of insufficient power stations, the supply of petrol and cooking gas and other important things we need to develop Nepal.
I even heard from a friend that he made a surprise visit to the airport since he believes the airport is the first door to Nepal and it must work smoothly and give a good impression.
I found an article about the visit that you can read here.
Apparently he checked everything from the security to how clean the toilets were.
When our young friends see a glimpse of hope for the future here in Nepal I feel so happy.


Swedish Midsummer

This weekend we celebrated Swedish Midsummer.
Nicholas stayed home and made food while I went to town and worked.
On the way home I picked up a big surprise for Leya. Watch it here.
In Sweden the nature is full of flowers this time of year, so we use to make flower wreaths to put on the kids' heads, but here I made them of waste saris instead.
Of course we invited our little neighbor girl Kuchan to celebrate with us.
Swedish people love buffets and Midsummer is a great opportunity to eat a lot.
Here you can watch Leya presenting the food.


Recording a Nepalese song

Yesterday Leya recorded her first Nepalese song.
Very exciting!


Happy Mother's day gifts

Instead of sending gifts to our mothers in Sweden at Happy Mother's day we give something to someone here who is in need of something specific.
This year I bought school books, for grade 5 and necessary stationary to the cow-boy I've written about in an earlier post.
If you put together all Christmas happiness for a lifetime, you will get close to what emotions went through this boy when he stood there and held his new books.
He was really hungry, so I bought him a plate of momos.
One of his sisters is apparently at the hospital with a burn injury, so every rupee they earn from the cow milk they have to pay to the hospital.
I have no clue when he ate before this meal, so I also bought a few kilos of rice, eggs and noodles he could bring back to his family.
It is impossible to fully understand what it's like to grow up this poor, to not even have food for the day.
I hope this smart boy will take the chance and study hard with his new books.
If he is determent I know he has a bright future.

My sister Tess in Sweden made a donation to LoveNepal, as a Mother's day gift to our mother.
LoveNepal is a Swedish organization doing whatever they can to rescue children and young women from brothels, that are more like prisons, where they are raped many times every day. They get beaten and some even gets killed.
They run seven orphanages and a school here in Nepal.
They are especially focusing on the Badi people that are untouchable in Nepal. Read more about the Badi people here. Their website is in Swedish, but please take a look here.
I was just going to publish a heartbreaking photo of a dirty little girl, sitting all by herself, but I decided to publish a photo of something positive from the work of LoveNepal instead.