In light of the horrendous 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal with devastating force on Saturday, killing thousands and injuring many more – 100 Friends has created a fund to assist as many people as possible, especially because many more people are unaccounted for as the search for survivors continues.
100 Friends has been working in Nepal since 1989 and I have many good contacts there but my most consistent, reliable, honest and well-connected contact is my dear friend Uttam Phuyal, former manager of Kathmandu Guest House. He will know how to utilize funds so that they are put to the best possible use for food, medicine, clothing, blankets, tents etc. He will make sure that these items are directly delivered to the neediest, especially those in remote villages who have basically received zero help so far.
If you want to make a tax-deductible donation to the 100 Friends Nepal Earthquake Fund please click on the big red DONATE NOW button below or you can send funds via Paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org). Be sure to write “Nepal Earthquake Fund” in the comment section.
Here are links to large NGOs doing excellent work in the field:
Articles about the situation in Nepal:
- Nepal Villages Cut Off by Earthquake Wait for Aid as Death Toll Passes 4,000
- Frustration Grows in Nepal as Earthquake Relief Trickles In
- Across Nepal’s Countryside, Desperate Journeys to Ruined Homes After Quake
[image from THE TELEGRAPH UK]