I have known the rickshaw rider Samu since 2012. I visited him again and again at his location and rode his bike a lot. Now exactly this one is meanwhile quite outdated. Finally it worked out and Samu has a new Rickshaw. Thank you Claudio Gregori for the donation.
When we were traveling in October with my project trip, I wanted to introduce them to Samu umbedingt. I wanted to show them how people in Kathmandu have to make an effort to earn a living. When we met him at his location, he was very enthusiastic and invited us all spontaneously to his home for a Dal Bhat.
When I was in Kathmandu for the first time in 2012, I let this rikscha driver take me back to the hotel. I met him again and again in Thamel. Every time he greeted me kindly, even if I did not
ride with him. Then in 2016 I traveled to Kathmandu again and met him again. He still had a rather old and rusty rickshaw. And also during this visit in Nepal I let Samu drive me around. When I
founded Swiss Hope Sherpa in 2017 and came back to Kathmandu, Samu was still in the same place. Whenever I met him he had known me. His kind way always made me laugh. And I have always used his
rickshaw service. On my last visit in May 2019, he even invited me to his home. I got to know his family and eat Dal Bhat with them, a great honor. Then I also met his two children. Samu has
always invested his entire merit in his children so that they receive a good education. His son works as a truck driver and his daughter is a receptionist.
His story fascinated me so much that we decided to transfer a one-time amount to Samu and his family.