Funds for Nepal
Organized by: Leandra Grimm
Leandra Grimm via Crowdrise
May 13, 2015
Update 5/13: We have been successful in sponsoring three families who otherwise would have been unable to secure safe shelter and food for their children in the aftermath of this ongoing disaster. I have added a photo of the third family, Hiramai Karthami and her son. Hiramai's husband is working in Qatar but hasn't been able to send any money in quite some time (a familiar story and ongoing humanitarian crisis in its own right for many Nepali families). Leftover funds have been used to provide Nepalis who are displaced by the destruction of their homes with emergency supplies and food. We cannot thank you all enough for your support, and we will keep you updated regarding future fundraising efforts. THANK YOU!!
First of all, we thank each and every one of you for donating your personal funds to this cause. We have decided to sponsor individual families who have lost everything. Our contact in Nepal, Prabesh KC, has identified the first family - The Karki family in Ramechap. Please see photos attached for images of The Karki family's current living situation -the last two photos. $500 is enough for this family to completely start over in Nepal, where the exchange rate is 100 Nepali rupees to every one US dollar.
We have already identified another family in need. Once the donation ticker hits $1000, we will wire the next $500 to help Maiya Thami's family. They are desperately in need. The first 6 photos are of this family. THANK YOU!