Project #81 | Earthquake Relief in Nepal
Our partnership with World Vision
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake was the worst earthquake to hit Nepal in 80 years, and has devastated central Nepal near Kathmandu. Over 8,000 people have died and thousands are in need of emergency medical care.
In the wake of such a massive earthquake, there is an urgent need to respond quickly to keep the death toll from rising further as hospitals are overwhelmed. This is why we will be working with our partners to provide lifesaving medical care. In addition to medical care, we will be coming alongside Nepalese families to ensure they have access to the basics like: food, water, and shelter.
Our commitment is that long after the news crews have left Nepal, we will still be working with our partners and the local communities to invest in the rebuilding and long-term development of the region.
Our collective impact
People Received Relief
Meet Chizi Chimbio
Chizi Chimbio is a mother of young children living in the Guu Ngombe village. Having relied on farming for a living without much success, she has greatly benefitted from the project as the new proximity of these facilities mean that she no longer has to travel long distances to fetch water for her family. Not only is Chizi now able to care for her children without having to travel upwards of two hours per day to fetch water, but she also now has ready access to sanitary facilities and toilets. Chizi is beginning to plant vegetables using the water from the newly-installed well and will try to sell any excess to help fund her children’s education. When asked, Chizi stated that she “thanks Haller for their dam, which has saved us from the long distances of 16 kilometers to and from [our source of] water. Our members and other villagers around have benefited a lot compared to weeks ago when all the water ran dry!”
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to our clean water fund.