HeNN raises US $1m for Nepal quake relief

Kathmandu, December 14

HELP NEPAL Network today said it has crossed the fundraising milestone of US $1 million (approximately NRs 100 million) for its Nepal earthquake relief and reconstruction effort.

A press statement issued by HELP NEPAL Network said the funds have been raised primarily from Nepalis and friends of Nepal who live both in Nepal as well as around the world.

It said that till date, HELP NEPAL Network has already spent approximately US $ 470,000 (approximately NRs 47 million) on relief activities in 378 locations within 17 districts affected by the earthquakes.

The organisation has provided food, medicine, and other relief materials; built approximately 2,000 temporary shelters, four temporary learning centres, and 20 latrines; and conducted 61 health camps, said the statement.

According to the statement, HELP NEPAL Network has partnered with more than 100 community organisations and local government offices in executing many of these relief projects as part of its operating model.

It said that the organisation plans to focus primarily on rebuilding schools damaged or destroyed by the earthquakes.

“The organisation is working with the Department of Education in Nepal to redesign schools damaged by the earthquake,” it said, adding, “Initially, several schools have been selected in Sindhupalchowk and Nuwakot for reconstruction, and the design and costing phase is under way.”

It further said that the organisation plans to complete this phase and begin reconstruction of schools in the next few months.

HELP NEPAL Network is a charitable network of Nepalis around the world.

The organisation supports education and healthcare infrastructure projects in Nepal and works in partnership with underprivileged communities in rural areas to build and renovate schools, libraries, and health centres, and provide emergency and disaster relief support when needed.