About the project
On April 25th 2015 a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal, bringing destruction and devastation to thousands of people. Hundreds of subsequent aftershocks, and especially the 6.9 magnitude shock on the 12th May, turned even more homes, schools and community buildings to rubble. The April 2015 Nepal earthquake killed nearly 9,000 people and injured over 22,000.
Hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless with entire villages flattened, across many districts of the country. Centuries-old buildings were destroyed at UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley. Thousands of houses and schools were destroyed across many districts of the country, with entire villages flattened, especially those near the epicenter.
Over a year and a half later Nepal is still recovering and we are even more dedicated to finishing the work we have started. These communities and these people need our help, and we are ready to answer their call.
What does my donation go towards?
We are raising funds to rebuild school classrooms in rural areas and also damaged health posts, to ensure access to basic health care is available in rural areas.
We have been approached by many off the beaten track communities for help and quite simply, the more money we have, the more we can rebuild!
travel to Nepal
Himalayan Quests (HQ) is a Nepali company run by an internationally accredited outdoors expert, educator and enthusiast, with over a decade of experience leading trips and expeditions at home and abroad.
HQ's services are aimed at helping those people wanting to experience the adventure of Nepal, but who don’t want to pay international prices or leave the organization of their holiday to chance once they arrive in country. Focusing on off the tourist trail routes giving you firsthand experience of real Himalayan life, HQ will create for you a tailor-made trip of a life time according to your requirements, budgets and time scales. Each itinerary is created to suit your interests and desires, giving you as much help, guidance or freedom as you wish, while maintaining the company’s responsible travel ethics.
All you have to do is simply tell HQ what activities you want to do, when you are planning to come, how long you are planning to come for and what your budget constraints are. Through direct consultation, they will then create the perfect itinerary for you.
Volunteer Service in Nepal (VSN) is a Nepal-based, Nepali-run Non Government Organization and Not for Profit that provides volunteers with incredible Nepal experiences, while ensuring maximum benefit for the Nepali communities it serves.
VSN's mission is to encourage and invite as many international volunteers as possible to help others to help themselves in a sustainable and integrated manner, while experiencing the rich culture, natural splendor and daily life of Nepal, one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
- 42% of the population live below the poverty line on less than $240 a year
- 15,000 orphans are living on Kathmandu’s streets
- 42% of the population of Nepal are unemployed
- 51% illiteracy rate throughout Nepal
- 2.5 doctors are available for each 100,000 inhabitants
- 54% of Nepali children are malnourished
Himalayan Quests Foundation, supported by the One World One Heart Foundation runs annual, free health camps in mid western Nepal, where national and international healthcare professionals and volunteers come together to provide free medical service to rural communities.
In the first year they reached over 1,000 individuals and to the end of 2016 (4th year of camps completed), over 7,000 patients have received free health care from these camps.