On Saturday, April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated many communities in Nepal, leaving thousands dead and thousands more without homes and other necessary resources.
Many of our non-profit partners have set up funds that will go directly to those in need on the ground. Please consider getting involved by donating to one of these organizations:
Global Fund for Women
Global Fund For Women is a grantmaker and advocate for women’s human rights. They and their partners are currently on the ground assisting women and children, whose specific needs are often overlooked and who can be disproportionately affected by such crises. 100% of donations will go directly to ground workers.
Good Weave certifies child labor-free rugs and provides education opportunities to at-risk children. Their Hamro Ghar center for rescued children is damaged but standing, and they are still trying to track down the rest of their team and do inventory of their facilities. Many children and members of their staff are currently sleeping outside because their homes are not safe or no longer exist. Donations will go directly to ensuring the safety and recovery of their people and facilities, and to reducing future vulnerability to such disasters.
Plan is an organization that works to end the cycle of poverty for children. They are currently working with the local governments, NGOs, and UN partners on the ground in Nepal to help those whose homes have been completely destroyed, and aims to provide 7,000 affected families with immediate aid packages.
Smile Train does cleft lip and palate surgery around the world; their team members have spent time working with the Sri Aurobindo Oprhanage of Nepal. There, the children are currently living outside with no electricity and little water as a result of the earthquake and its aftershocks. All donations will go directly to the orphanage.
Photo credit: Keira Dempsey / Plan