Nepal was already one of the poorest counties in the world when, in 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated the country. The earthquake left 9,000 dead and left almost an entire nation with homes damaged beyond repair. The earthquake came and took what little the country had and reduced it to rubble. Around 80% of Nepalese live in rural areas. Most have little or no access to primary health care, education, clean drinking water and sanitation services. Life is a constant struggle for survival. Some poor families in Nepal are often obliged to send their children to work rather than to school. It is estimated that about one quarter of children in Nepal between four and five years old are engaged in some kind of family or wage labor. Less than half of the population has access to safe drinking water and around half young children are underweight. The average life expectancy in Nepal is about 54 years. This is mainly due to the lack of clean water, poverty and unavailability of basic health care.
Most of these homes in the villages still stand. The earthquake didn’t demolish them. They just left them broken beyond repair. Love Nepal aims to help those who have suffered to rebuild their lives and their homes. We are working on many different rebuilding, health and educational projects to help them recover from the earthquake and give them the tools and opportunities to go forward. Help us to bring back some dignity to those left with nothing. Together we can get the beautiful people of Nepal back on their feet and give them the tools and the finance they so desperately need.
This Project is looking to raise £20,000 to start phase one of rebuilding homes damaged beyond repair in the 2015 earthquakes. Phase one will see us build the first five of the 35 homes in the Rajabas area that need rebuilding.
The Tara Project aims to provide Nepali women with the opportunity to learn about and make their own reusable sanitary protection, providing sewing machines and all suitable materials to make sanitary kits.
Love Nepal is a new re-branded organisation out of the ashes of a previously named charity DCWC Nepal (UK). The name, the goals, the personnel have changed and developed but our drive and commitment to making better the lives of Nepali people is still as strong as ever. We have been fund raising for DCWC (Development of Children & Women Centre) in Nepal since 2002. In 2004 we formed and registered DCWC Nepal as a charity in the UK. We went on to develop many different educational and health projects to help better the lives of the poor people in rural areas of Nepal. Over those fifteen years between 2002 and 2017 we went on to raise enough funding to build fifteen schools in and around Kavre and Ramechaap, and a Hospital in Rajabas, Kavre.