Helping ourselves

An earthquake, a storm and a fire recently ravaged our country in quick succession causing our people untold grief and suffering. And people from all walks of life, within the country and without, have come together in support of the victims of the these natural calamities that hit Eastern Bhutan especially hard.

But not all of us know how to help. For instance, two Bhutanese students, both in America, asked me how and where they should send their contributions. And, a foreigner asked me the same questions too.

The best and easiest way to help is by contributing to His Majesty’s Kidu Fund that has been established to facilitate support and rebuilding in the affected areas. People living outside Bhutan can contribute to the Kidu Fund by sending their donations to Bhutan National Bank. For more information on the Kidu Fund, contact Zimpon Wongma Pema Chewang by telephone (number +975-1762-1213) or email (

Meanwhile, His Majesty the King will be visiting the areas most affected by the natural disasters.