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Namaste Cafe Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund

Organized by: Swadesh and Rajee, Saujanya and Nadine Shrestha

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Swadesh and Rajee, Saujanya and Nadine's Photo
Swadesh and Rajee, Saujanya and Nadine's Photo
Swadesh and Rajee, Saujanya and Nadine's Photo
Swadesh and Rajee, Saujanya and Nadine's Photo
Swadesh and Rajee, Saujanya and Nadine's Photo
Swadesh and Rajee, Saujanya and Nadine's Photo
Swadesh and Rajee, Saujanya and Nadine's Photo
Swadesh and Rajee, Saujanya and Nadine's Photo
 

Swadesh and Rajee, Saujanya and Nadine Shrestha via Crowdrise
May 16, 2015

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THE STORY:

In our firm commitment toward our efforts to help, Namaste Café is donating $10,000 to this fund.

Another earthquake of 7.4 magnitude struck Nepal around mid-day local Nepal time on May 12th and there have been several aftershocks with at least one over 6m. These heartbreaking developments and the imminent monsoon rains make sturdy temporary shelters more urgent than ever.  With funds raised here, we are providing  full financial support for a pilot project to provide 80 shelters in a small rural community of Shikharpa, Lele, a little outside Kathmandu. The project was initiated by active Nepali citizens in coalition with the Nepal Chamber of Commerce.  The amazing volunteers on the ground with the help of the local community have already built 37 shelters!

If you would like to fully or partially sponsor a shelter such as the ones we are helping build please indicate that in your note to us - we will use your funds  for that purpose and provide you details of the shelter you sponsored.

The corrugated tin shelters we have chosen to help build provide a good solution to the need on the ground because:

- It can be built with materials that are locally made and readily available
- After its temporary use, materials can be repurposed. The corrugated sheets can be used a roofs for more permanent houses, frames can be used for cowshed, greenhouse etc.  The structures in their entirety can be used for cattle and livestock, medical station, community kitchen/center, sanitation facility etc.
- The structures are easily and quickly built by the local people. Once a few residents have been trained, they can train others in their community. Building does not require an expert.
- The structure is well- suited to provide protection from the imminent monsoon rains.
- The structures first designed by Eli Kretzmann as earthquake shelters in Pakistan have been tested and have proven to be effective.

The report from the ground is very encouraging for all of us. Please take a look at the heartwarming pictures and share them with your friends.  Join us in our effort to directly help those affected by the Nepal earthquake; help us cut the red tape and bureaucratic hurdles; help us provide quick and much-needed support to the local initiatives in Nepal.  Together we will overcome!

If you are interested in learning more about the shelters please look for Project EK on facebook where you will find very detailed information.

WHO ARE WE: A restaurant in Minneapolis MN owned by a Nepalese family committed to sustainability, local initiatives and community action in all our endeavors, both in Nepal where most of our family and friends live and in the United States where we are supported by a compassionate community and fortunate enough to conduct multiple businesses.

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$30,777

 

103% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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  • James Elkins

    $150

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    $93

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    $100

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    $100

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    $250

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    $100

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    $50

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    $50

  • Fund raised @ Namaste Cafe 05/02

    $110

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    $100

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    $25

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    $50

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    $30

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    $50

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    $20

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    $100

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    $50

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    $50

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    $500

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    $200

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    $200

  • Keith S.

    $20

  • Fund raised @ Namaste Cafe on 05/03

    $135

  • Namaste Cafe tips donated by Thiago Heilman, Jess Braun and Thor Waage

    $1,720

  • Oanh Nguyen

    $100

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    $100

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    $100

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    $100

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    $200

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    $40

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    $50

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    $38

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    $35

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  • Anonymous

    $1,000

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    $30

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    $50

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    $12

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    $25

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    $50

  • Fund raised @ Namaste Cafe 05/06

    $74

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    $15

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    $20

  • Fund raised @ Namaste Cafe 05/07

    $110

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    $100

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    $100

  • Angela Baumgartner

    $200

  • Alicia

    $25

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    $300

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Fund raised @ Namaste Cafe on 05/08

    $410

  • Anonymous

    $750

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Beate, Tandra, Manuel Freund

    $135

  • Gerner Erich und Hermine

    $100

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    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

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  • Fund raised @ Namaste Cafe 05/09-5/10

    $120

  • Elisa

    $20

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    $100

  • Lainey Paul

    $50

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  • Chonnipa and Lutz Engelhardt

    $500

  • Doris Elisabeth

    $200

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    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Fund raised @ Namaste Cafe 05/11-5/12

    $110

  • Andy + Steffi

    $84

  • Kikuko Arai

    $100

  • Alison and J.B.

    $50

  • Fund raised @ Namaste Cafe 05/13-5/14

    $50

  • Cindy Gross

    $10

  • Simone Ahuja

    $100

  • Vanhauwaert Family

    $100

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    $100

  • Fund raised @ Namaste Cafe 05/15-5/19

    $205

  • Diana Cunningham

    $150

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  • Valentina Salmaso (7amica di Dorothee Goldbach)

    $50

  • Kathy Moritzer

    $50

  • Fund raised @ Namaste Cafe 05/20-5/25

    $110

  • Mike Powell

    $25

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    $400

  • Michael Hog

    $185

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    $1,020

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Joyce Taylor

    $25

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    $50

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    $100

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    $60

  • Alka Walter

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Caroline Ostrom

    $100

  • Local Motion Boutique

    $100

  • Sitara & Kalyani with Pavan Kumar

    $220

  • Michael

    $10

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Donor Comments

Michael

Michael

DONATION: $10

4 months ago

Sitara & Kalyani with Pavan Kumar

Sitara & Kalyani with Pavan Kumar

DONATION: $220

2 years ago

Local Motion Boutique

Local Motion Boutique

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Caroline  Ostrom

Caroline Ostrom

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Alka Walter

Alka Walter

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Chrystina Hanson and Cary Hakam

Chrystina Hanson and Cary Hakam

DONATION: $60

2 years ago

Roland J Winters

Roland J Winters

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Fund raised @ Namaste Cafe 5/25

Fund raised @ Namaste Cafe 5/25

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Joyce Taylor

Joyce Taylor

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

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