FROM CRISIS TO OPPORTUNITY
Our Goal: $200,000
On April 25, 2015, a devastating earthquake of 7.8 magnitude hit Nepal. It was followed by another major quake and hundreds of aftershocks over the course of a year. The House with Heart facility was heavily damaged, but luckily, none of the children or adults we serve were killed or badly injured.
Due to earthquake preparedness planning, we immediately responded to the disaster with tents, food, medications and clean water for our children and staff, neighbors, and other organizations serving children.
We also reached out regionally through our established network. Several staff members traveled to their remote home villages, where much of the most dramatic devastation occurred. They reported back about the most urgent needs, and we provided food, medicine and reconstruction funds. We implemented a school reconstruction project and have funded $33,880 to rebuild four schools, most in remote villages. We also completed the retrofitting of our house and reconstruction of some of our damaged buildings. All of this was possible due to the generosity of donors who responded after the earthquakes.
The Nepal government response to the earthquake has been slow and ineffective. Direct requests for help from us have significantly increased since the disaster. Some people are still living outside more than a year after the first earthquake, and many struggle with medical needs and making a living in the difficult economy.
House with Heart fills the gap, delivering services directly to those most in need.
We initiated a Capital Campaign to raise $200,000 to build a second house to significantly increase our capacity. This represents a significant opportunity in the face of a major natural disaster. Your donation will make it possible for us to:
Thank you to Suma Hussein
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