Project #204 | Prevent Trafficking of Children in Nepal during COVID-19
Our partnership with Next Generation Nepal
The outbreak of the global pandemic has created a widespread crisis in Nepal like nothing else since the earthquakes of 2015. Due to the poor healthcare system infrastructure of the country and lack of quarantine facilities and resources to respond to the outbreak, Covid-19 cases continued to rise here. In addition, individuals suffered significantly financially due to the pandemic leaving many of them without jobs, returning home from other nations in which they sourced their income, and without a safety net for stability from the government. Our partnership with Next Generation Nepal (NGN) supported 56 families with children survivors of abuse, spanning their reach to 12 remote districts of Nepal. 323 people in total were provided with food relief packages and hygiene kits. The food relief packages sustained these families for 2 months, containing rice, lentils, noodles, eggs, biscuits, legumes, vegetables, oil, and spices. The hygiene kits distributed was successful in the prevention of their beneficiaries from contracting COVID-19, containing 3160 masks, 7400ml of hand sanitizer, 1151 bars of soap, and 3000 grams of detergent powder.
Our collective impact
Remote villages reached
Children reached directly
Family members reached
Saurav is originally from the poverty-stricken region of Dhading and was rescued from an illegally ran orphanage in May of 2019. NGN with additional assistance from the Nepal government rescued Saurav along with 16 other children out of this abusive orphanage. Although Saurav Tamang’s family were at peace having their son back, their family was continuing to struggle financially. The pandemic has left long standing impacts on marginalized communities, making survival and quality of life even more difficult to achieve. NGN provided food supplies for two months and a Covid-19 hygiene kit to the family as relief during this terrible and uncertain time.
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 emergency relief fund.