How Your Church's Donations are Helping in Nepal

by Kurt Rahn - World Vision Church Team on July 7, 2015

On April 25, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, with an epicenter about 50 miles from Kathmandu. Less than three weeks later, another quake of the same magnitude struck the area, followed by a string of aftershocks that slowed recovery efforts. More than 8 million people were affected, including at least 950,000 children. Thanks to the generosity of church partners like you, World Vision was able to immediately respond by distributing essential items and setting up areas where children could feel safe and cared for.

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World Vision’s efforts have reached 79,312 people, as of the end of June. Because of churches and partners like you, World Vision accomplished the following:
  • Distributed 24,587 tarps and ropes and 4,692 corrugated galvanized iron sheets to build temporary shelters.
  • Educated survivors about building safer, sturdier homes.
  • Distributed 21,036 sleeping mats, 22,919 blankets, and 6,468 solar lamps.
  • Provided 18,583 mosquito nets to protect people from malaria.
  • Established 31 Child-Friendly Spaces, serving 3,306 children. These spaces
  • provide children with opportunities to play sports and games, learn life skills, and receive psychosocial care through creative activities.
  • Distributed 10,833 hygiene kits, 12,347 water containers, and 9,998 buckets.
  • Provided more than 3 million water purification tablets to ensure people have access to clean water.
  • Provided 1,495 families with food, including rice, beans, cooking oil, and salt.
In addition to continuing emergency distributions and focusing on child protection, World Vision will start planning for long-term recovery and rehabilitation efforts. Activities include the following:
  • Implementing paid work activities so people can contribute to their communities’ recovery as well as benefit from cash payments.
  • Transition Child-Friendly Spaces in the Kathmandu Valley to learning centers as children return to school, providing them with safe spaces to resume their education while schools are being rebuilt.

Your church's help is still needed to help rebuild Nepal.  You can donate here.

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