Manish is the local church pastor in a community in Lalitpur, a remote mountainous district in central Nepal. The earthquake damaged the main water source. Now, collecting water takes 30 minutes, and four trips are needed for an average household to get enough to wash and drink – leaving little time and energy to get more for cattle or to irrigate the land.
This left the farming community in dire need of extra income to feed and provide for families. What they didn’t realise is that they had a God-given resource all around them that could cause a bit of a buzz...
Tearfund’s partner is helping the church and community come together and seek solutions to the problems they face. They formed a group with Pastor Manish to look at biblical principles about how they could use the resources God had given them.
Manish was particularly inspired by studying the account of Jesus feeding the 5,000 in Matthew 14. He saw that with only five loaves and two fish, Jesus was able to feed so many people. This challenged him, and he remembered a skill he already had.