Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund
Organized by: Sristi Gautam
Please help us help people directly!
More than 7,000 people have been killed and 14,000 plus have been reported injured so far and these numbers are continuously rising. The city where I grew up has been shattered, many lives have been lost, and everything that made Nepal a beauty, a pride of its own, has turned into rubble. This has broken my heart into pieces and I really want to do something about it.
There are many people I know who are directly affected by this destruction. Therefore I along with my very dear friend, Debit Karki have teamed up to help these men, women and children by providing some basic survival needs starting from our own communities. We have decided to raise funds to focus on the immediate needs. This fund will help people get the basics such as food, shelter, water, medication and sanitation.
Historically we have seen that the donated funds never reach the right place because of the extreme corruption in the country. At first, we thought about raising money and donating to one of the well-established Non-Profit Organizations. However, during this time of crisis, since we personally know many people who are affected by this disaster, we think it will be much more effective to help them directly. Therefore we will send the raised funds, through people we trust, this way we can make sure it goes directly to the people who need it most and will be used in the right way.
In the past when we donated for some good cause we always used to wonder if the money really gets to those in need. We know you wonder about it too, and we also know that lots of people are hoping to find a trusted direct pipeline to help. Of course when you donate money you want to make sure that it will go toward the cause you donated to. This is why we want our fundraiser to be as transparent as possible. Therefore, we will keep you all informed about our progress. Here is a link to the facebook page we created in order to keep you all posted about our progress. If you don't have facebook or simply want us to keep you posted via email, please send us a message and we will keep you updated.
We will be uploading pictures to show how our volunteers are helping and we will also post updates regarding where the money is being spent. If there is anything you can think of which we can do in terms of making it more transparent and trustworthy, please let us know - we are more than happy to do it.
We need your help to raise as much as we can. Now is the time to take action to help thousands of people who are already suffering. Please donate now and share this to support this crusade to save lives.