Nepal Earthquake - Himalaya Community Support

Kay Palmer

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p][b]Our Earthquake appeal closes on 31 May but you can still donate to our [url=http://www.exodus.co.uk/responsible-travel/our-projects/himalayan-community-support]Himalayan Community Support fund[/url], which will continue to support project work in the Himalaya.[/b][/p][p][b]Update 14th December [/b][lt]br /[gt]We are now entering phase two of our earthquake relief. Unfortunately the ongoing fuel blockade has hindered our ability to get started on any kind of rebuilding programme this winter, as we can’t transport materials to the remote villages.  Hopefully, come the spring the situation will have improved and the rebuilding will commence.  [/p][p]Our Base Manager, Valerie Parkinson, is out in Nepal masterminding our efforts, and identifying those staff members who need the most help. But that’s not all she’s been working on.[/p][p]“[i]We have also teamed up with the well-established [url=http://www.nepalyouthfoundation.org/][b]Nepal Youth Foundation[/b][/url] and we are excited to announce that we will be funding the building of two primary schools in the Helambu area.  In addition, we are funding the costs of one Community Nutrition Kitchen for a whole year. The kitchen serves healthy, wholesome meals to children under 10 attending the school.[/i][/p][p][i]Continuing on a cooking theme, for many years Exodus has installed numerous smokeless stoves in many of the remote villages. Unfortunately, the majority of these were destroyed during the earthquake, and so our aim is to replace these as quickly as possible.[/i][/p][p][i]Last but by no means least we are in the midst of organising a medical camp in March in the village of Thulopatel, specialising in eye care, as many people in this remote region cannot access medical care.[/i]”  [/p][p]For more information on the situation in Nepal please click[url=http://www.exodus.co.uk/nepal-earthquake-news] here [/url]to keep updated. [/p][p][span=color: #3366ff;][i]Update: 10am, 12 May 2015[lt]br /[gt][/i][/span][span=color: #3366ff;]We’re all distressed to hear there’s been another earthquake in Nepal this morning. We will continue to update our Nepal News page [/span][url=http://www.exodus.co.uk/nepal-earthquake-news][span=color: #3366ff;]here [/span][/url][span=color: #3366ff;] as we get more information.[/span][/p][p][span=color: #3366ff;][i]Update: 2pm, 5 May 2015[lt]br /[gt]Thank you for your continuing support.  Our MD, Pete Burrell, is flying to Kathmandu this evening, and as soon as we have further news we will be posting to our website.  [/i][/span][/p][p][span=color: #3366ff;][i]Update: 1.30pm, 29 April 2015[lt]br /[gt][/i][/span][i][span=color: #3366ff;]Thank you so much - your response to our Nepal Earthquake Appeal has blown us away. We have raised the target again and have added in our £15,000 as promised. We will ensure that the money is spent in the very best way to support the Himalayan communities we have grown close to, and many of you have visited with us, during the last 40 years. Pete, our MD, is heading out there in a few days to support our operators and staff in Nepal, and look at how we can most sensibly spend that money with our partner organisation, Friends of Conservation.[/span][/i][/p][p][i][span=color: #3366ff;]Some of you have been asking about the Nava Kiran orphanage, and we are happy to report that all the children are accounted for and the building has survived (albeit with some light damage).[/span][/i][/p][p][span=color: #3366ff;][i][lt]span style="color: #3366ff;"[gt]Update: 1pm, 28 April 2015[lt]br /[gt][/span]Wow – we are totally blown away by the kindness of you all. We feel incredibly privileged to have such generous friends, who are as passionate about the beautiful country of Nepal and its people as we are. Reading the comments you’ve left with your donations has brought tears to our eyes. In response, we have raised our target. We wanted to reassure you all that we will get the money/assistance to local communities – especially those in mountain villages – the more news we get back, the more we know these people are going to need to get their lives and projects back on track. With love and thanks from everyone at Exodus.[/i][lt]/span[gt][/p][p]Exodus has been organising trips to Nepal for 40 years and is a country close to many of our hearts. Many of you have supported or visited our various projects and know what a huge difference they can make to people's lives - now they need our help more than ever, and the quicker we can help them get back to something like normality the better.  While many large charities are providing immediate relief work, particularly in Kathmandu, what we are able to do – with your help – is provide medium to long-term support to these mountain communities to enable them to rebuild their lives and move forward.  You can read about our projects [url=http://www.exodus.co.uk/assets/pdf/Himalayan_Support_Projects_News_edn7.pdf]here.[/url] [/p][p]As a company Exodus will match fund all donations that come through this page to a maximum of £15,000.[/p][p][lt]img title="Peter Burrell Exodus MD" src="http://s.squixa.net/www.exodus.co.uk/635652879354630000/sites/default/files/xtn_peteburrell_0.jpg.pagespeed.ic.aau77WJCTe.jpg" alt="Peter Burrell Exodus MD" width="202" height="156" /[gt][/p][p]Pete Burrell, Exodus MD says,[lt]br /[gt]"[i]I fell in love with the Himalaya, Nepal and the Nepali people when I first visited over 35 years ago, and I have taken every opportunity to go back since. Like many of you I have been deeply distressed watching this cruel saga unfold and have been in close contact with personal friends and colleagues as they stoically came to terms with the new reality in Kathmandu and the mountains. Our job over the last few days has been to ensure that all our staff are accounted for and that we get our customers home safely as soon as possible. There is still work to do on that, but I am now planning to travel to Nepal to better understand how and where we can make the biggest immediate positive impact in the mountain communities. However, as is the way with these great natural disasters, it can take months, if not years to get the worst affected communities back on their feet and this is where we see our best and most sustainable way to help. By supporting rural schools, delivering running water into the villages and improving the efficiency of stoves and solar cookers we can help these communities recover more quickly. Lastly I would like to add my personal thanks to every last one of you who so generously donated to our fund and we will endeavour to use it as effectively and efficiently as possible over the coming months."[/i][/p][p] [lt]img title="Leaders in Nepal" src="http://s.squixa.net/www.exodus.co.uk/635652879354630000/sites/default/files/x04605-450.jpg.pagespeed.ic.ArNVnIDCex.jpg" alt="Some of our leaders" width="450" height="296" /[gt][/p]

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31 Oct 2015

Supporters


May 31, 2016

Richard

I went to the evening on 24th May. It is amazing the help you are giving. Congratulations and thanks.

£250.00

plus £62.50 Gift Aid


May 28, 2016

Anonymous

£25.00

plus £6.25 Gift Aid


May 26, 2016

Margaret Smith

Monies raised from an illustrated talk and the generosity of the people of Tywyn Gwynedd.

£301.20


May 25, 2016

Anonymous

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


May 25, 2016

Anonymous

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


May 24, 2016

Anonymous

those who have the least are usually those most willing to share as I have found in Nepal

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


May 18, 2016

Anonymous

Exodus is doing a remarkable job. Thank you.

£25.00

plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Apr 28, 2016

Anonymous

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Apr 26, 2016

Anonymous

£100.00

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Apr 26, 2016

R Clark

Thank you Nepal!

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Kay Palmer

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