Earthquake in Nepal
The earthquakes in April and May were disastrous and a true tragedy for this small, impoverished country. Thousands of people were killed and injured, over 500,000 houses and buildings were destroyed and millions of survivors were traumatized. It is hard to imagine how the country can recover, but the Nepalese people are strong and resilient. With our help, they will rebuild their lives and continue to work hard to make a better life for themselves and their children.
Thanks to our supporters, we have accomplished much to help the people of Nepal. Working with our nonprofit partner, Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN), PiSL provided financial assistance to:
- Purchase over 200 tarps for immediate shelter for earthquake victims
- Support health camps in 7 villages to treat over 550 patients
- Provide food and tarps to a rural orphange with 15 children
- Build over 40 transitional shelters in Jitpurphedi VDC (hit hard in earthquake) and over 75 shelters in three Okhaldhunga VDCs
We are building new classrooms
Three classrooms in Okhaldhunga were badly damaged and are not safe for the teachers or children. Nine other classrooms have large cracks and can be repaired. Several classrooms need replacement tables and cabinets as they were damaged from the crumbling walls. You can help us rebuild classrooms by going to the Build a Classroom page to learn more and and make a donation.