“The earthquake has destroyed our house and everything we owned. We are so lost and helpless.” Sharmila and her family of 6 formerly settled in Nuwakot, an area in the north of Kathmandu. The 7.8 earthquake in 25th April last year took away everything they owned, leaving their home in ruins and rubbles.
[ ‘SHARE’ Jan-Feb 2016 ] STEP INTO THE WORLD
Thanks to many churches in Hong Kong, our long time supporters, and participants of Barefoot Walk that because of your generous donations, CEDAR and our partners can provide timely relief to over 3,900 affected households in Nepal after the April massive earthquake. These are what were provided:
It has been half a year since the earthquake in Nepal, and the relief and rehabilitation effort still continue. At the same time, the Nepalese Government had passed new constitution law in mid-September and the first female president was elected in October. These new changes will hopefully stabilize the situation there and allow the citizens to return to normal livelihood.
[ ‘SHARE’ Sep-Oct 2015 ] FOCUS ~ Poverty Reduction
Written by: Mindy Kwan, Senior Officer (Partnership Development)
Since the launch of CEDAR Barefoot Walk in 2001, participants have altogether walked a total distance of 42 km, equivalent to the distance of a marathon. The more we expose ourselves to poverty relief the more we will discover that it is more than ‘taking off our shoes’. Rather it’s a lengthy journey that requires long-term persistence and participation.
[ ‘SHARE’ Sep-Oct 2015 ] STEP INTO THE WORLD
We thank our supporting churches and individual supporters for their generous donations, so CEDAR is able to render timely assistance to the earthquake victims in Nepal. In the first phase of relief operation, CEDAR collaborated with four local organisations, providing relief materials such as food, medicine, tents, lights and blankets to over 3,900 families in 10 quake-affected areas in Nepal. We also distributed wires and zinc sheets to villagers for building their temporary shelters before the monsoon season comes.
25 August, 4 months after the earthquake in Nepal on 25 April, Tang (a member of CEDAR Relief Team) came back a week ago to report on the current state of Nepal after the earthquake.