Welcome to my "Kira's Blog"!

I thought that this would be an easy and helpful way of staying in more contact. I get so many emails I don't get to answer them all, or take so long in answering some people wonder if I am still getting their emails! So I thought I could share bits and pieces of interest here, post them as they come along into my life.


Yes, I am back doing readings & Events now!

I have been back to Nepal post earthquake during June/July and I am now back in Berlin, re-engaging with my *normal* life as well continuing in support of Nepal.

I was very thankful to return to Nepal for a few weeks and connect directly with my friends and our children there. I was very touched to see what has been transpiring in terms of support and relief intiated by my various Nepali friends. Plus during my time I was able to partake in some bigger decision making that will be part of the rebuilding into the next years, much of that will be sustainable and earthquake safe. For continued updates on Nepal please visit to my newly rennovated Hands-with-Hands website: www.handswithhands.com

Today happens to be exactly the 3rd month anniversay and just as I write there is another aftershock in Nepal ... the earth keeps shaking ...

Meanwhile, yes i am now back here in Berlin and conducting readings as well preparing for the various planned Retreats throughout the rest of the year, please look on my calendar for the details of these Events to come and join.

Again a super big thank you to so many of you who have been supporting and encouraging me during these past months of intensity as I have been involved directly with Nepal - it has been such a heart-fully amazing journey ... more to come on that soon!!

with MUCH love & appreciation, Kira

Kira at BSSOCH

Nepal Earthquake - post #8

Close your eyes for a moment after readings these lines and simply allow what you might feel ...

For a moment imagine your home, & most of your neighbors homes have just crumbled & collapsed ... as you look across the valley you see the same picture ... electricity & communications have stop working & you see friends, family who are injured, some seriously - you have no idea when help may arrive or even if any will.

This is the snapshot of the worst affected areas in Nepal, I know these areas well & I am super grateful for friends like Bikash Shahi​ & Neel Shahi​ & Melanie Hennessy​ from TEAM Nepal who are right now getting medical help, food and some shelter materials to those in most need in the Sindulpalchok district, one of the most hard hit during the earthquake. It will take time as we support these communities to rebuild & we will need continual help - from my heart I thank you all so much for the help that has poured in already ♥ ♥♥

Here is touching video made of the help being dispersed -made on Bikash's mobile phone 

Relief delivery in Thangpaldhap V.D.C, ward no 5,6,7,8 and 9

Donations can be made by:
1. By sending to our German Bank account
Account name: Hands with Hands e.V.
Bank: GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG - address: Christstraße 9, 44789 Bochum, Germany
IBAN: DE46 4306 0967 1135 8729 00
BIC: GENODEM1GLS
(receipt for tax within EU available if donations made to this account)
2. Via PayPal, "send" funds to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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TEAM Nepal 6/5/16 - 1 TEAM Nepal 5/5/15 - 2 TEAM Nepal 5/5/15 - 3

Nepal Earthquake - post #7

Continuing to get news of help reaching where it is really needed - thank you all - in Nepal our awesome friends & International supportors/donors - many hands together we can make a difference.

Another report from another friend in Nepal - Neel Shahi initiated many projects in Sindhupalchok over the 15 years I have known him. Hands-with-Hands has helped with his Orphan Children Home, the Talamarang school & more in conjunction with his NGO "TEAM Nepal". We are continuing to help and have sent emergency relief funds already. By chance?! Melanie who has been a key donor support for the Children Home is a qualified doctor and was on location when the quake happened, so delivery of medical health is already well underway - thank you Neel & Bikash Shahi & all your other family & friends who are helping ...

From Neel: " TEAM Nepal's first lot of assistance to the remote village of Talamarang. Chuna powder, Medicines and home clinic for the victim of devastating earthquake officially started. Thank you very much everyone for every assistance and effoft you have made to help Nepalese people."

Thank you everyone who has been supporting & sending donations

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TEAM Nepal 1-4/15 TEAM Nepal 2-4/15 TEAM Nepal 3-4/15

Nepal Earthquake - post #6

The emergency relief is getting to where it is needed - step by step

I have known Sibjan Chaulagain for several years and his integrity is outstanding - super happy to read he managed to reach Kalamati village in Sindhuli where many homes were badly damaged ... the emergency outreach is still happening, next will be the long road to rebuilding in a healthier way - however it is heart-touching to read this news update from Sibjan and see his photos:

"We have been into Kalamati village.  Although we tried a lot to find voluntary vehicle, we couldn't and ended up paying. But we are here. Villagers have formed a unit listing victimized people. Inspected the houses and successfully distributed Tarps, dry foods and treated some wounds. Bigger demand of tarps has been found. Thank you all for your support."

Thank you everyone who has been supporting & sending donations

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Kalamati village 1 Kalamati village 2 Kalamati village 3

Kalamati village 4 Kalamati village 5 Kalamati village 6

Nepal Earthquake - post #5

Good news - and the pictures say more about the extent of the damages

I am super happy to make a positive update from Nepali friends who went directly to one of the most affected rural area a few days ago and sent this note just now on their return:

"Namaste kira we all are fine here, Just I am return back to Gorkha. In the situation of Dhawa all so many houses are damaged and all school are also damaged But all people are alive. We distributed 50 tent and dry food We have15 volunteers Dhawa Vdc of gorkha .They collected so many funds and another material and helping." - Thank you Shila Pandey for your courage & willingness to help!

As you will see from these photos - which reflect a large portion of rural areas affected - many, many homes are no longer livable. The rebuilding is going to be a massive task. I am super happy to say there are already some awesome Nepali people on board thinking and planing on this topic, with sustainability & community empowerment at the top on their mind. Nripal Adhikary (who also organised & initiated this current field help) & his company ABARI will be doing some initiation and we will be supporting additional sustainable building support using bamboo and othe natural materials. We will need a LOT of help.

I will be collating details and discussing strategic planing in the next days and will keep everyone posted!


  Gorka relief team    Gorka village 211180288 812792228811649 80497091 nGorka village 1Gorka Village      Makeshift shelters          Gorka village 4

Nepal Earthquake - post #4

Still shaking ... the after tremors continue

The situation in Nepal continues to be really difficult. After tremors continue, adding to fear and anxiety. I have just been talking with the team from our Bhaktapur Self-Sustaining Orphan Home in Sipadol village - I was with them when the actual big quake occurred and know they are all alive - but now there is no chance of living in our Home again as the building is truly structurally damaged. We have sent emergency funds and trying to get tents - but it is not easy. Thankfully the Home has water and food - especially from our own garden! So immediate food is ok. However we keep hearing of more and more villages and places with nothing at all - so we truly ask if you can be helpful and donate what you can - all of it is going directly to help with basic essentials right now.

You can donate by:
1. By sending to our German Bank account
Account name: Hands with Hands e.V.
Bank: GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG - address: Christstraße 9, 44789 Bochum, Germany
IBAN: DE46 4306 0967 1135 8729 00
BIC: GENODEM1GLS
(receipt for tax within EU available if donations made to this account)

2. Via PayPal, "send" funds to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More donation options coming as I find out how to do so from Australia & USA & other locations ...

collecting potatoes from our garden   Our Children tempoary shelters water  more cracked walls        cracked columns         Cracked walls

Nepal Earthquake - post #3

Heart-touched!

Thank you all so much for all the heart-touching messages of support & love & donations so far! We have already managed to get some of the funds onto the ground helping with basic such as water, medicines, tents. So much more is going to be needed - honestly the magnitude of the disaster is very, very overwhelming. I am now *home* in Australia (near Byron Bay) and will be continuing to reach out and raise funds and help with logistics of getting the aid directly where it is needed. I will be setting up some more practical options of how to help & support & using the help of some of you who have volunteered to help me! For now I have made a small blessing table to keep all Nepal friends close in my heart ...

Blessing table

Nepal Earthquake post # 2

Yes, I was in Nepal during the earthquake & yes I am safe & whole in body as are many of my Nepali friends ...


Update on Nepal Earthquake situation - evening of Day 3:

Right now I am sitting on a plane — with a great deal of mixed emotions. Thankful to be safe, overwhelmed with what is still unfolding in Nepal and feelings of immense helplessness. In talking with my Nepali friends I realised it is much better that I leave and help coordinate support and logistics from outside Nepal. Aside from the simple reality that communications are greatly impacted & limited at present, there is also the reality that "taking care of foreigners" is the last thing the Nepalese need right now. Ever generous the Nepalese people are offering foreigners' food and water first when these items are fast become very, very scarce in the capital cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur.

There is a very great need for both immediate emergency support and longer-term rebuilding/infrastructure support which requires both a lot of funds and practical logistic support. I am very thankful that over the past 15 years of being involved in social welfare projects in Nepal I have developed an extensive network of inspiring and integral Nepalese friends. Many of these friends are already out in the field delivering emergency support in the most critically hit rural regions. Additionally they are already thinking and planning for the longer term.

During the Earthquake itself I was with our children at our Children Home in Sipadol village, in the hills above Bhaktapur. We happened to be all outside sitting on the carpets eating fruit that I had brought with me and looking through the new schoolbooks and playing when the quake struck. Thankfully it was easy for us all to run to the fields and be safe. It was quite terrifying to watch our own house building sway and shake and the ground beneath us bubble and roll. Within moments we could see red dust clouds about the village, hills and covering the city of Bhaktapur – signifying the immediate collapse of buildings. Thankfully in the Sipadol village where our Children Home is located there were no casualties or deaths. I have been able to contact all our various project locations now in the last few days in different regions in Nepal and established that they are safe. I am immensely thankful that no one close to me has suffered major injury or death, however many have lost their homes.

Some short notes for now, that I will follow up in more detail in the days/weeks:

1 Millions of people are directly affected by the Earthquake. The number of people I have personally met in these few days since the quake whose entire village of hundreds of homes has been entirely flattened is staggering. The death toll and injuries will rise much further in the next days & weeks as rescue/support reaches communities that are only accessible by walking. I know these regions well; several of our projects are located in the most devastated areas and so far in all these locations no government/international aid support has reached as of 3 days post quake.

2 In the urban locations most affected the aid/support is still far from what is required. I spent the past two days walking the streets of Kathmandu talking with local people and seeing with my own eyes the devastation. It is not only the crumbling of older buildings, and some new ones — the obvious impact — many locations do not yet have rescue teams attempting to remove bodies and locate survivors. Plus so many more buildings – I would estimate 30-40% are now critically cracked and structurally compromised and not safe to live in. Basic necessities such as water, food, shelter and fuel supplies are already after 3 days are critically compromised. The potential of secondary crisis from disease and lack of basic survival needs is very high. I have several young friends with young babies only two months old who are finding the conditions extremely challenging – presently 70-80% of the population in the cities are camped out of doors for safety.

3 The aftershocks (more than 200 so far) and uncertainty as to whether there will be further major quakes is very real. In the two days after the quake severe secondary quakes - not as strong as the initial 7.9 – yet powerful enough to continue the destruction and deepen fears have contributed to the continued crisis.

4 The fact that so many buildings - including many primary care building such as hospitals and government services, banks, food supplies – have been damaged and structurally compromised directly impacts both the immediate support and longer term recovery in the cities.

5 Several of our Hands-with-Hands project buildings (two of our Children Homes and several school buildings) have been badly affected. All our children and staff and friends are safe and uninjured for which we are immensely thankful and grateful for.

6 There is huge immediate need for temporary shelter and emergency supplies of food and water as well as medical support in the rural communities. Plus the long-term needs of rebuilding.

What we are already doing:

1 My Nepali friends and their local volunteers are already in critically affected areas with tents, medical teams, medicines and basic food/water supplies – I have assured them that I/we will back them up with financial support so they can carry on and do what is needed without thinking about the costs.

2 Some of my Nepali friends are directly supporting and helping with the children affected in the primary impact areas in both medical assistance and primary care – shelter/food & water, and love.

3 We are already making plans for the next stage of support after the immediate survival needs are met - the development and education is eco friendly earthquake resistant building. We already had this project underway in a small way and need help to upscale and outreach very fast to prevent this devastation reoccurring. We are working directly with Nrirpal Adhikary who is Nepalese and has developed bamboo and natural earth building in modern techniques. I will share more on this in the next days/weeks; right now our focus is on emergency supplies.

I do not have any big organisation behind me/us, up until now I have relied upon individual friends and family for donations here as there as we needed – but this is way bigger than anything I could imagine and I implore you to support me/us. 100% of funds will be landing on the ground of that I can guarantee. For 15 years myself and several of my Nepal friends have been contributing our time and personal resources as volunteers and we continue to do so in this situation and have engaged already a number of other friends to do the same at this time. Your help is really appreciated and I am also so thankful for the overwhelming number of messages already sent by many of you – please know I will respond as soon as practically I can.

I am currently relying on friends who have set up additional places for receiving donations in addition to the primary places of our HwH German Bank account and a PayPal account – I hope within the next week to have more options and also a better source/flow of information about what is unfolding in Nepal, both our impact and the reality of the situation on the ground. Currently I cannot answer each message directly as there are simply too many and as yet I have not established for myself clear communication lines. I am heading now to Australia where I will coordinate funds and logistics and will send another update when I can. I will update our www.handswithhands.com website as soon as possible, for now best to get information from me via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kira.kay.9

With heartfelt gratitude & appreciation, Kira

 House in Kathmandu Sheltering outside Bottom floor gone!

              makeshift cooking               Community Shelters 

Fallen Building Debre over scooters  Temple Topple   

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