Rescue & Relief
First aid distribution during Nepal earthquake
On Saturday, April 25, 2015 a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, just northwest of the capital of Kathmandu. It was the worst quake to strike the region in more than 80 years.
The area was hit with a second 7.3 magnitude quake just 17 days later, on May 12, causing further damage and suffering for those who had survived the initial disaster.
Nepal, well known for its rich cultural heritage and extreme tourism, is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia. The damage done by the quake put a strain on its citizens that will last for many years.
Himalayan Leaky Foundation helped distributing emergency kits.
Community Rebuilding for Earthquake Victims
The Himalayan Leaky Foundation has built shelters for the 2015 Nepal earthquake victims. To date it has provided homes for more than 32 whanau (families). HLF is also focusing on education, employment, water and sanitation within communities, creating infrastructure, restoring livelihoods and keeping whanau together.
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A Subject No-One Wants To Have To Talk About
Violence against women and children, anywhere in the world, needs to stop. We have had to deal with a devastating situation with one of our HLF whanau this month. The attempted rape of a young woman by a family member is a terrible and tragic situation that has shattered all of us. Thankfully, due to the courageous action of this young woman, she managed to escape and her attacker has been arrested. But it just highlights how common this practice is and how it can happen, anytime and anywhere. We are working closely with the whanau and offering them vital support during this time. Any and all donations to support this whanau during this time would be gratefully appreciated.
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Keeping the children warm
It’s winter in Nepal and we quickly realised that there are a lot of children living in the village without any warm clothing or bedding. Rabindra had a fundraising drive in Kathmandu and was able to take down a lot of donated clothes. However, they were all adult clothing, so we quickly made the decision to buy warm jackets, hoodies, and blankets to distribute amongst the neediest. We had clothes for over 20 children, however, over 30 were needing support. So we distributed what we could and are presently arranging additional clothing to ensure all the children in the village are adequately clothed against the cold. Just a basic necessity!...