Nepal Earthquake 4-year update
It has been 4 years since the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal killing 10,000, leaving a million homeless and impacting more than 8 million people.
Moved by the devastation, hundreds of you entrusted us, Sahayeta.org to respond. This has been the most challenging and rewarding experience for our team and we are extremely grateful for your support.
In nearly four years, we raised $254,000, spent $248,410 and served 22,000 people together with our partners on the ground. Our projects initially focused on immediate needs, addressing food security and shelter. Eventually, we moved on to long term recovery projects with a focus on education and community building.
Our approach from the very beginning was to leverage the experts and the organizations who were already doing good work. We could not have done this without our wonderful partners and local leaders in the area we served:
Here is a snapshot of our work together:
Short Term Projects (Immediate Response)
Tarps: 209 Families Tents: 247 Families Dome Shelter: 63 Families Corrugated Roofs: 1054 Families
Emergency Distribution: $34,597
Food & Blankets for Breastfeeding Mothers: 130 Mothers Blankets: 5,238 Individuals Medicine/ Medical: 5 pallets (collection & distribution) Food: Click link below for full list
Temporary Learning Centers $13,550
We funded materials to build temporary learning centers in 36 different schools in Bhotechaur, Sindhupalchowk, and Rasuwa (all hard-hit Earthquake areas).
Longer Term Projects
Re-building of Schools: $85,831
Praja Pragati Lower Secondary SchoolShree ManjuShree High School
Teach For Nepal: $40,000
Phase 1: Sponsored 2 fellows in Sindupalchowk
Phase 2: Sponsored 4 fellows: in Sindupalchowk
Call for Ideas: $11,900
We partnered with Youth Thinker Society (YTS) to provide a platform for the youth to implement their original ideas to rebuild Nepal post-earthquake.
Support for Local Organizations: $5,500
We provided funds to organizations SEBS NA and Go Sports to help them continue their rehabilitation work. Go Sports organized sports activities to empower and rehabilitate youth in the earthquake affected areas.
Miscellaneous Expenses: $9690
We sponsored education for 3 youth volunteers working on the Earthquake relief efforts on the ground. Rest of the funds were used to support admin expenses for our partners in Nepal.