I have organized this fundraiser in support for all the people affected by the disastrous earthquake in Nepal.
I grew up in Nepal and all of my mothers side of the family still lives there still – cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, etc. Thankfully all have been accounted for, however they are now staying in tents with limited access to water and food. Instead of asking for direct support, they have requested donations to a local organization that will be able to provide greater support to the people of Nepal.
Nepal is a third world country with little resources to get all the people our safely and timely. There are still thousands of bodies buried alive. The death count is over 8000 as of right now, but are still estimated to get to over 15,000. Less than 2 weeks after the 7.9 magnitude earthquake on April 25th, another one has hit (May 11) at a magnitude of 7.3, killing and injuring more, as well as leaving people scared and homeless. The earthquakes and their aftershocks are causing massive landslides and avalanches. The burden of disease is getting higher due to heavy monsoon rain, living conditions and mosquitoes. There is great psychological trauma for the survivors in Nepal, and there are thousands of women and children at a greater risk of sex trafficking during this vulnerable time especially in the rural areas.
All donations will be going to UEMS (Urban Environment Managment Society). They have worked for over 12 years in a focused area, Patan (or Lalitpur, as it's also known), mapping traditional water sources, enhancing water supply, sanitation and food distribution. UEMS can quickly respond to those in need because of their intimate geographic, societal, demographic and sectoral experience.
You can find more information about the UEMS at http://uems.org.np andhttps://www.facebook.com/uemsnepal
Focus: water, sanitation, waste management and food security.
Collaborations: with UN, Water Aid, Terre des Hommes etc. UEMS has an intimate knowledge of Lalitpur District and can be a most effective key to rapidly helping neighbourhood groups with priority needs.
Tax receipts will be emailed to you from the organization at a later date.
Please let me know if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you in advance for your support & donations.