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Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts

In April 2015, a magnitude 8.1 earthquake shattered the lives of tens of thousands of people in Nepal. More than 9,000 people were reported dead. The earthquake that struck several districts destroyed homes, schools, and many of the buildings. Many of the affected villages had no standing structures and were completely flattened by the earthquake. Pipelines were destroyed and there was a big shortage of drinking water everywhere. Roads were damaged, landslides blocked roads, and it was very hard to reach many of the victims.

Bhante Wimala was called on to help. He arrived in Nepal 10 days after the earthquake. In spite of considerable challenges and unimaginable difficulties and often dangerous circumstances, Bhante managed to reach and assist thousands of earthquake victims in remote regions. By the end of September 2016, just in 16 months, the following projects have been completed and many more new projects are still going on:

  1. Built 8 schools that were completely destroyed by the earthquake. Each school got one or two earthquake resistant buildings with classrooms to accommodate 120 to 160 students. This often included building retaining walls and cleaning the devastated buildings.
  2. Built toilets in four schools for boys, girls, and teachers.
  3. Completed 18 water projects in order to address the water problems. This included providing drinking water to schools and different devastated villages.
  4. Built a new education and welfare building for women to support the women who lost their homes and belongings.
  5. Started a women's vocational training program in Kathmandu to assist those who have lost homes and still live in tents. This is an ongoing program.
  6. Gave six college and university scholarships and five higher secondary school scholarships.
  7. Provided urgent medical care assistance to numerous victims.
  8. Built temporary housing for 173 families who lost their homes and were homeless. Most of them are still living in them.
  9. Provided roofing material and financial assistance to more than 450 families who were homeless.
  10. Distributed urgently needed food such as lentils, rise, sugar, salt oil that would be enough to survive for one month, and clothing to about 800 families.
  11. Provided cooked hot meals to thousands of people.
  12. Distributed large water storage tanks and buckets for carrying water.
  13. And many more.

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Relief Projects in Nepal

Frightening Moment on Top of a Himalayan Mountain
May 15, 2015
Letter from Captain Pradip
May, 2015
172 Families In Our Temporary Housing Projects
January, 2016
Winter Blankets
January, 2016
Five Students Receive Scholarships
School Furniture Donation
November, 2015
Water Project No. 5 : Devastated Thuldi Village Gets Drinking Water
October 15, 2015
Urgent Medical Care
May - October, 2015
100 Families Receive Winter Blankets
October, 2015
School Project #2, Completed and Reopened on October 2015
October, 2015
Jumdhi Village Gets Drinking Water
October, 2015
142 Families in Our Temporary Housing
September 2015
New Building for Kalika Higher Secondary School
September, 2015
Renovating a Historic Pond
September, 2015
Phalate School Rebuilt and Reopened
September, 2015
142 Families in Our Temporary Housing
August, 2015
Pubic Water Well for Bungamati
July, 2015
10 Homeless Families Moved into Our Temporary Housing
July, 2015
110 Families in Naubise, Nepal Receive Zinc Sheets for Roofing
July, 2015
70 More Families Receive Zinc Roofing Material to Repair Damaged Homes
July, 2015
Bhaktapur, Nepal – Twenty Families Moved to Temporary Housing Units
July, 2015
Roofing Material for 54 More Families
June, 2015
Temporary Housing for 16 More Families Who Lost Homes in the Earthquake in Nepal
June, 2015
May 28, 2015 Relief Mission
May, 2015
63 Families in Devastated Kalika Village, Nepal Receive Much Needed Food
May, 2015
183 Families Receive Urgently Needed Food Supplies
May, 2015
32 Families Receive Roofing Material and Financial Aid
May, 2015
Temporary Home for Five More Families
May, 2015
Kindergarten School Building
May, 2015
Getting a Well Cleaned Up
May, 2015
Relief Goods Arrive in Palate Village
May, 2015
Temporary Housing for 10 More Families
May, 2015
Healing Ceremony
May, 2015
Temporary Housing for Six Families
May, 2015
Drinking Water Storage Tanks
May, 2015
Drinking Water for Earthquake Victims
May, 2015
30 Families Receive Roofing Material
May, 2015
Reaching the Village of Jayamdi Deurali
May, 2015
Meeting with the Relief and Rescue Mission Officers
May, 2015
Reaching the Village of Bhaiselitol in Panchkhal District
May, 2015
Letter from Captain Pradip
May, 2015
Frightening Moment on Top of a Himalayan Mountain
May 15, 2015
Nepal Earthquake Relief Projects
May 11, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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