We’ve launched our Christmas appeal to help homeless families devastated by the landslide in Nepal to build new homes.
The process of rebuilding homes and livelihoods has already begun, thanks to generous donations to our Disaster Relief Fund. But there is a shortfall of £6,260 per house despite government contributions and the families themselves working hard to raise the funds needed.
BUILDING NEW HOMES IN SAFE LOCATIONS
The community of Jaljala in the Parbat region of Nepal has felt deeply touched by the compassion and care they have received already since the landslide struck in July. Our Christmas appeal aims to ensure that ACN (our partner organisation in Nepal) can continue to offer this level of support beyond the immediate impact of the landslide. ACN are currently helping the families made homeless by the disaster to buy small plots of land in safe locations, so that they can start building new homes as soon as possible.
HELPING THE POOREST OF THE POOR
This summer’s landslide in Nepal hit an extremely poor neighbourhood. Many of the people who live there are so poor that they don’t even own a plot of land. They earn their living by collecting sand from the river to sell at the local market, or work as farmhands. Working their way out of this desperate situation seems, for many, utterly impossible. The poorest of the poor, they are left with virtually nothing. And as members of the lowest caste – so-called ‘untouchables’ – they have neither the confidence nor the opportunities to speak out about the problems they face. These circumstances combined have forced many of them to live together in open spaces or share overcrowded premises with neighbours, which is putting their health at risk.
Your donation this Christmas could make a huge difference to a family who lost everything. It could help them build a new home. To make a donation, please click here.