During the April 25, 2015 earthquake, 9,000 Nepalis lost their lives and 3.5 million people became homeless.
Friends of WPC Nepal responded by raising $26,000 to provide earthquake relief.
Phase One: Earthquake Relief Materials Distribution
The first phase happened the January after the earthquake. Women’s Protection Center set up three emergency relief distribution sites near Hetauda. WPC also provided quilts and blankets for 85 victims in 2 additional districts, allowing victims still in temporary homes to stay warm during the winter. We also provided medicine to the Hetauda Hospital so survivors could access free medicine.
Phase Two: Providing Temporary Roofs for Schools and a Temporary Shelter
If students were forced to study outside during the rainy season, schools may have been shut down. Women’s Protection Center provided tin roofs for 8 schools. Additionally, WPC repaired a public building so that women and children had a place to live temporarily during the aftermath.
Phase Three: School Reconstruction
Our safe home staff assessed the surrounding areas that were most affected by the earthquake and had not yet been helped because they were remote and difficult to reach. The new buildings were completed and inaugurated in the Dhading district on May 3, 2017 and in Gorkha on April 22, 2017.