Everyone who visits Nepal is seduced by the spectacular Himalayan peaks and charmed by the ever cheerful, kind and extraordinarily resilient people of this magical mountain nation.
Sadly, on April 25 Nepal was struck by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake. The human toll from this and more than 300 significant aftershocks has been enormous: 8790 people have lost their lives and 22 300 have been injured.
It’s hard to comprehend the ongoing suffering of the earthquake survivors:
· Eight million people (that’s 1/3 of the entire population) are estimated to have been affected by the earthquake.
· 31 out of Nepal’s 75 districts have been hit.
· 7000 schools have been completely or significantly damaged.
· Private housing is the worst affected sector and tens of thousands of people are still living in temporary or transitional shelters.
The world has been moved by the scale of this national disaster. Among those wanting to help was Dutch photographer Pim Horvers. Pim has travelled to Nepal a number of times to trek and photograph the stunning landscapes and beautiful people and counts many Nepalis among his close friends.
Now Pim has decided to give back to the country that has welcomed him with open arms by establishing Micro-Care Nepal to fund specially chosen, transparently managed micro-projects with minimal overheads.
HELP MICRO-CARE NEPAL TO HELP NEPAL
Micro-Care Nepal is offering Care Packages to meet the primary needs of earthquake survivors in the areas of clothing, education, food production and disaster risk reduction through first aid training.
You can donate directly to the package of your choice and with Micro-Care Nepal your money will go directly to helping the people of Nepal.