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#Mask4Health, Let's Fight COVID19 in Nepal with Reusable Masks + Soap + information

Women from remote communities in western Nepal are sewing face masks to protect the entire community. Shall we help them?

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Published: 29 Jul 2020

be artsy is an NGO which was founded by volunteers in 2016 and whose main objective is to create social projects using art as a tool through which those we work with realise for themselves both their strengths and their weaknesses and can decide whether or not they want to make changes. Our aim is to work with the maximum respect for cultures and diversity.

We are working in Nepal, a country which has survived earthquakes, floods, problems with its neighbours, wars, corruption and infectious illnesses. Nepals residents are resilient and they always welcome you with a smile even if they only have one plate of rice to eat that day.

Our biggest project to date has been the Rato Baltin Project (the Red Bucket project). In remote and little known areas of Western Nepal, there is an ancient tradition known as Chhaupadi, a tradition which has been deadly for many women, and which believes that women are impure when they are menstruating, forcing them to sleep outside or in small shacks built for this purpose. This tradition results in many restrictions on what a girl/women can or cannot do whilst they are menstruating and after they’ve given birth and it takes away their dignity.

Every year there are many deaths from hypothermia, suffocation and snake bites and nobody knows of the real number of girls who are raped.

The Rato Baltin project facilitates sexual and menstrual education, creates curiosity and raises questions through participative photography and provides menstrual cups to many women and girls, making their lives that little bit easier. The project also affects the lives of many boys and others living in these remote areas of the west of Nepal.

Since 2017 we have reached more than 13, 900 people, mostly girls and women. We’ve worked with 18 different villages. We have worked to make sure that the projects are led locally by 30 girls from these remote regions, empowering them by providing them with work and paying for the costs of high school and university for those who would otherwise be forced to marry when they reached 16 years of age. (EDUFEM project)

In 2020, COVID19 reached these regions of Nepal. Some of the towns where we’ve been working for the last four years have made urgent appeals for help in acquiring basics such as food and masks to protect all those in the community. The limited access available to clinics and hospitals in these remote regions means that the population is at a higher risk than in other parts of the country.

The Government has forgotten them. They have not been sent medical equipment or food and they have been in lockdown since March. And with many Nepalis working in India and being forced to return to Nepal when they have found themselves without work (often walking thousands of kilometres) the virus has moved with them, spreading the disease to these remote areas.

The objective of this crowdfunding is to help these communities buy the necessary material to make masks that will help to prevent and diminish the threat that COVID19 will spread to

three of the most remote of these villages in the West of Nepal and that the women from these communities can be involved in making: reusable masks + soap + information.

Through our project we wish to make sure that:

10,575 people receive reusable masks
1,598 homes receive soap
10,1575 people will receive information on how to protect themselves from Covid-19

The material to make masks for one family + soap costs 2,20 euros.

1,598 families x 2,20 = 3,518 euros.

3,518€ - 1,500€ from Matchfunding #T2M (with your help we can have this money) = 2018 euros is the amount we need to receive from this crowdfunding!!!

Reward 1: With 15 euros you will help 5 families protect themselves from Covid-19
Reward 1: Thanks -
Thanks (if desired) in the project’s dossier and on the web page + 2 postcards with photos taken by girls during the Rato Baltin project



Reward 2: With 25 euros you will help 10 families protect themselves from Covid-19
Reward 2: N
otebook made with Nepalese Lotka paper - Thanks (if desired) in the project’s dossier and on the web page + 2 postcards with photos taken by girls during the Rato Baltin project + handmade notebook made with Nepalese Lotka paper



Reward 3: With 35 euros you will help 15 families protect themselves from Covid-19
Reward 3: postcards -
Thanks (if desired) in the project’s dossier and on the web page + 5 postcards with photos taken by girls during the Rato Baltin



Reward 4: With 45 euros you will help 20 families protect themselves from Covid-19
Reward 4:
10 postcards + incense - Thanks (if desired) in the project’s dossier and on the web page + 10 postcards with photos taken by girls during the Rato Baltin project + handmade notebook made from Lotka paper + Incense made in Nepal and wrapped in Nepalese Lotka paper



Reward 5: With 55 euros you will help 25 families protect themselves from Covid-19
Reward 5: Menstrual cup -
Thanks (if desired) in the project’s dossier and on the web page + 10 postcards with photos taken by girls during the Rato Baltin project + menstrual cup



Reward 6: With 65 euros you will help 30 families protect themselves from Covid-19
Reward 6:Photograph printed on 30 mm PVC laminated vinyl -
Thanks (if desired) in the project’s dossier and on the web page + 5 postcards with photos taken by girls during the Rato Baltin project + a photograph from one of Clara’s journeys printed on 30 mm vinyl laminated with PVC and a matt finish - Size : 43 x 28 cm


Reward 7: With 135 euros you will help 60 families protect themselves from Covid-19
Reward 7: Thanks + Acknowledgment + notebook + 10 postcards + Incense + printed photograph -
Thanks (if desired) in the project’s dossier and on the web page + 10 postcards with photos taken by girls during the Rato Baltin project + handmade notebook made with Nepalese Lotka paper + incense made in Nepal wrapped in handmade Lotka paper + a photograph from one of Clara’s journeys printed on 30 mm vinyl laminated with PVC and a matt finish - Size : 43 x 28 cm



Reward 8: With 270 euros you will help 120 families protect themselves from Covid-19
Reward 8:Private viewing of the preview (In person or by Zoom) of the documentary: Chhaupadi: Red Bucket - Thanks (if desired) in the project’s dossier and on the web page + 10 postcards with photos taken by girls during the Rato Baltin project + handmade notebook made with Nepalese Lotka paper + incense made in Nepal wrapped in handmade Lotka paper + a photograph from one of Clara’s journeys printed on 30 mm vinyl laminated with PVC and a matt finish - Size : 43 x 28 cm + Private viewing of the preview (In person or by Zoom) of the documentary: Chhaupadi: Red Bucket

Give and help them, please!

+info
info@beartsy.org
https://beartsy.org
https://www.facebook.com/beartsyNGO
https://twitter.com/beartsyNGO
https://www.instagram.com/ngobeartsy
Maisei's video in english: https://youtu.be/MqsjE-2mOyk

be artsy es una asociación sin ánimo de lucro centrada en el desarrollo de proyectos creativos con el objetivo de proporcionar formación y experiencias a comunidades que, de otro modo, no tendrían acceso a ello. Nuestra intención es proporcionar a dichas comunidades (por medio de actividades artísticas y creativas) herramientas para mejorar la comunicación y abrir espacios a la reflexión crítica con tal de efectuar aquellos cambios internos que crean necesarios.

En resumen, nuestra intención es ayudar a las comunidades locales a través de la expresión artística con especial énfasis en las mujeres y aquellos temas que más les atañen. Es por este motivo que el proyecto que estamos llevando a cabo en la actualidad, el proyecto Rato Baltin, se centra en los temas de la menstruación e higiene en las comunidades rurales del Oeste del Nepal.

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be artsy és una associació sense ànim de lucre centrada en desenvolupar projectes creatius amb l’objectiu de proporcionar formació i experiències a comunitats que, d’altra manera, no hi tindrien accés. La nostra intenció és proporcionar a aquestes comunitats (a través d’activitats artístiques i creatives) eines per a millorar la comunicació i donar espai a la reflexió crítica per tal d’efectuar aquells canvis interns que creguin necessaris.

És a dir, pretenem ajudar les comunitats locals a través de l’art, posant especial èmfasi en les dones i aquells temes que més les afecten. És per això que el projecte que estem portant a terme en l’actualitat, el projecte Rato Baltin, es centra en els temes de la menstruació i higiene a les comunitats rurals de l’oest del Nepal.

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be artsy is a non-profit organisation developing creativity projects with the aim of providing different experiences and training oportunities to communities which would otherwise not be able to access them. We do not aim to only teach art just for the sake of art itself, but we also intend to provide communities with the tools to improve communication and effect the changes within they deem necessary.

In a nutshell, we wish to empower local communities through art with a special emphasis on women. Hence, our current emphasis, with the Rato Baltin Project, on the topic of menstruation and hygienic care through the Chhaupadi project in Nepal.

Donators (26)

Anonymous

100€

6 hours ago

Rose Bailey

25€

One day ago

Anonymous

500€

2 days ago

Mónica

25€

3 days ago

Elisenda

15€

6 days ago

Arrate

15€

6 days ago

Francisco

25€

6 days ago

Dolors

70€

7 days ago

Andrea

5€

7 days ago

owen

35€

9 days ago

dori

25€

10 days ago

Nicolas

15€

11 days ago

marina

15€

11 days ago

ROSA

35€

11 days ago

Kristina

50€

12 days ago

Anonymous

65€

12 days ago

Anonymous

45€

12 days ago

Karen

45€

12 days ago

Pepa Guineu

15€

12 days ago

David

15€

13 days ago

Javier

25€

13 days ago

Anonymous

45€

13 days ago

Anonymous

15€

13 days ago

Núria

25€

13 days ago

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Comments (9)

AAA: Abrazos, agradecimientos y amor.

be artsy

Leader 3 days ago

AAA Querida amigui!!! :) Muchos abrazos y besos. ¡Tengo una ganas de verte!! <3
¡Cuidaros todos mucho!

Donating in honor of Didi Nanci Burns-Shillington

be artsy

Leader 3 days ago

Thank you Jeannine, Thanks for the collaboration, Nanci is a kind angel. it's all love! <3

Muy buen trabajo, beartsy! ❤️

be artsy

Leader 6 days ago

Muchas gracias Arrate! Con vuestra ayuda seguro que lo conseguimos! <3

Ànims, que ho aconseguireu!

be artsy

Leader 7 days ago

Moltes gràcies, Dolors! Amb la vostra ajuda, segur!! <3

owen

9 days ago

Hi Clara

Owen

lockdown Australia

be artsy

Leader 9 days ago

Hi Owen! Thank you very much! Take care! In Spain, we are not in lockdown, but currently have a lot more cases than in Australia, I think!
Please share the crowdfunding with friends! We need to arrived to the 2,018€ to have 1,500€ extra! Hope we can meet soon in Nepal! Stay Safe!

Núria

13 days ago

A veure si va bé!

be artsy

Leader 13 days ago

Gràcies!!! :) <3 <3

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