A network supporting locally-led, peer-to-peer Nepal Earthquake relief efforts

COLLECTIVE GOAL: $600,000.00

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    Recap of 2016 projects

    It has been 31 months since we came together as an international group of compassionate volunteers to help Nepal. With a collaborative spirit, an open mind, and hard work, we have raised and distributed $586,404. Thanks again for being part the effort, and helping us to accomplish so much. Below you can find a list of the organizations we supported, along with a summary of spending by area of focus.
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    WASH Project Helps 600 People

    Volunteers Initiative Nepal, with the help of local community members, has successfully installed 100 toilets for 100 families serving 600 people. WASH stand for water, sanitation and hygiene the biggest component of which is permanent toilets for each family.  
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We are not a traditional disaster relief organization.

We Help Nepal is network of artists, business owners, doctors, teachers and development workers who have lived or are currently living in Nepal. We are united by our mutual connection to Nepal and our commitment to alternative development models.

Our expertise comes from our awareness of the Nepali social and political landscape, and our connections to local organizations that are beneath the international radar.

The recent earthquake was a natural disaster intensified by the man-made forces of rapid development, poverty, and conflict driven displacement. This fund will support immediate earthquake relief and rebuilding efforts rooted in a philosophy of relief to self-reliance, disaster to sustainable development.

We recognize that in this tragedy there are seeds of hope that will sprout from the rubble.

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  • Raise funds for earthquake recovery based on mutual trust, financial transparency, and full accountability.
  • Use our decades of experience in Nepal to empower grassroots relief organizations that build long-term networks of self-reliance.
  • Support local organizations doing community-level work that have the capacity to lead disaster relief and recovery efforts.

Our Projects and Partnerships

Criteria for supporting projects:

  • Locally-led and staffed
  • Corruption-free – money supports need, not greed
  • Build capacity at the community level
  • Support long-term resilience and autonomy
  • Committed to social justice and sustainability

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Who we are

Finance, Communications, and Project Coordination:
Lilia Villa, Christine Kolisch, Craig Lovell, Bodhi Garrett, Forrest Grant, Greg Voelm, Nat Needham, Amanda Needham, Christopher Gish, Lucy Draper-Clarke, Manohari Upadhyaya, Anniina Rantala, Nicole Lemmo, Monica D’Onofrio

On the Ground Project Leaders:
Keshab & Sushma Regmi, Kesang Sherpa, Anne McGuinness, Mitchell Silver, Kishor Lohani, Dr. Kiran Awasthi,  Jenny Adhikari, Pawel Skawinski, Neelam Pradhananga, Sandesh Poudel,  Naina Rawal, Som Lama, Raghunath Neupane and Krishna Basnet


Latest Updates from the ground

  • Ganesh Tech in Full Effect
  • Life Saving Medication to 8 Districts in Nepal
  • Smiling Sherpas – Namche Dental Clinic Near Completion
  • Staying Alive in the Cold - Warm Blankets in Winter Months
  • Sun Power for Off-the-Grid Villages
  • Healing and Helping - Burn Survivors Nepal
  • Dental & Health Care for 806 Earthquake Victims
  • Cleaning Up Kathmandu

  • Top 10 Fundraisers

    Christine Kolisch 1
    $75,153.40 recruited donations
    Mitchell Silver 2
    $73,686.70 recruited donations
    Avaaz.org 3
    $72,600.00 recruited donations
    Bodhi Garrett 4
    $47,718.00 recruited donations
    Craig Lovell 5
    $22,449.00 recruited donations
    larry hoover 6
    $12,468.00 recruited donations
    Seeds of Change Foundation 7
    $11,396.45 recruited donations
    Ralph E. Ogden Foundation 8
    $10,000.00 recruited donations
    Fred Melton 9
    $8,585.00 recruited donations
    Sisters of Nepal 10
    $5,885.00 recruited donations

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    Special Thanks

    Ark Foundation · Avaaz.org · Mountain Spirits · LandMar Fund, in memory of Mary Boardman & Richard Olsen

    Chandra Gurung Conservation Trust · Cheppu Himal · Elizabeth Lynn Foundation · Lancaster Nepal · Long View Systems · Maverick Capital · Trilogy Excursions · Wilderness Travel · Peter and Kathleen Metcalf Fund with The Nature Conservancy · Franklin Legacy Fund

    Cloudburst · Earth Divas · Elise J. Lufkin via Impact Assets of the Starweather Fund · Himalayan Fair · Jennifer Woods Tierney Foundation · Judith Ann Kaplan Fund of RSF Social Finance · MK Gratitude Fund of RSF Social Finance · Outback in the Temple of Venus · Patagonia · Phoenix and the Dragon · Seeds of Change · Zig Zag