In only a few minutes, multitudes of people in Nepal watched in horror and disbelief as their lives changed drastically, and thousands lost their lives. On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake wreaked havoc and produced utter chaos, leaving many traumatized and roaming aimlessly while trying to cope with the immense loss they suffered. With an already crippling infrastructure and the aftermath of the devastating quake, 17 days later another major earthquake rocked the already fragile nation once again. The devastated country of Nepal needed immediate life-saving aid and supplies.
World Help was strategically positioned with our national partners in Nepal to meet these urgent needs by providing help and hope to men, women, and children in great need. It is through the commitment of our supporters, like you, we were able to respond immediately in this crisis.
Our partners have been working around the clock since the earthquakes hit to provide clean water, nutritious meals, shelter, medicine, and other critical aid, impacting nearly 50,000 people in more than 8 districts across Nepal so far. Although the whole country was affected and 8 million people impacted, the remote and mountainous villages were the most critical and will have the greatest difficulties as they try to rebuild.
In addition to our continued efforts to provide aid to these villages, we are also committed to rebuilding one of our major children’s homes, Grace Home. Damaged extensively by the earthquake, our partners have been working diligently to set up temporary shelters and beds to ensure the children are cared for during this difficult time. Our partners are grateful for our commitment to rebuild the home and create a new, safe shelter for the children. We are also working to rebuild schools, churches, and individual homes that were reduced to rubble from the earthquakes.
It is through your support and commitment that we were able to meet the physical and emotional needs in Nepal. Our team has been on the ground and seen the devastation firsthand. And we are excited to share a few words from some of the lives impacted in Nepal through your generous gifts.
“We praise and give thanks to the Lord for all He has done to bless thousands of people in need [with] aid and relief supply through the generous support from World Help,” our partner said.
“I would like to give thanks from the bottom of my heart on behalf of all the people who were staying in Gokarna,” said Dawa Tamang, who received some of the aid we provided. “We will never forget the love, care and concern you have given us.”
We also saw one of our rebuilding projects completed! As the last few details of construction were finalized, the Ketu School in Bahrabise, Sindhupalchok district, re-opened, and students have returned to school and continued in their studies.
These are just a few of the testimonies that keep pouring in, demonstrating the life-changing impact our work in Nepal has made . . . alleviating hardships in the wake of such a disaster.
“It is very timely to see that the World Help family and partners are reaching a very special needy community. Thank you for helping and blessing the needy ones,” one community member shared.
Together, we are truly providing help for today and hope for tomorrow to thousands of people in Nepal. We couldn’t do what we do without you!
Thank you for your generous investment, and we ask that you continue to pray with us for Nepal as they work tirelessly to recover and rebuild.
- 6 Months Later: Nepal - Rebuilding a Nation Your support provided immediate physical relief: temporary housing, blankets, nutritious food, medicine, hygiene items, and more . . . sometimes for entire villages of uprooted people.
- Why Nepal? What Difference Can We Actually Make? There’s no denying that your early intervention saved lives. But the work is far from over. Nepal estimates rebuilding efforts will cost upwards of $6 billion over the course of several years.
- Nepal: Building a Firmer Foundation Rebuilding efforts are now underway, but we realize that bringing physical help is only a small part of restoration for the Nepali people. Where lives have been so grievously torn apart . . . where spirits have been broken . . . true rebuilding must begin by restoring hope.