areRequests for help from the Development Committee at Preeti, led to TNT and SITARA making the journey to Preeti in the mountainous Ramechap district to see for themselves the extent of the problem. They found an area where 30,000 people live, where all access tracks and roads are blocked by snow or landslides making them impassable for up to 8 months a year, and where there is no medical facility and no Birthing centre. Lengthy talks with villagers and local government officials revealed that the hope is for a Primary Health Centre to be built on land villagers are prepared to donate. The need for medical facilities is without question. Much assessment work and proposals now to be done - watch this space!