A major 7.3-magnitude aftershock rocked Nepal yesterday, May 12, causing even more damage just as people were trying to recover from the 7.8 earthquake that struck only two weeks ago. Once again, TPRF’s Food for People (FFP) facility, staff, and volunteers were unharmed, putting them in a unique position to continue expanding relief efforts to villagers in desperate need.
Thanks to your support, people in several mountainous areas within six hours of the FFP facility are already receiving emergency supplies ahead of aid from the government or other NGOs. TPRF has raised more than $190,000 for this historic effort and has already provided grants totaling $150,000 for supplies to Premsagar Foundation Nepal, our long-term partner on the ground.
A distribution of corrugated galvanized iron sheets (CGI) is underway to help villagers make temporary shelters for their families before the monsoon season arrives in the next few weeks. On the longer term, plans are being studied for the eventual reconstruction of homes.
Right now your donations are going directly toward helping people like Dal Bahadur B.K., a villager who lives near the FFP facility. “I’m still afraid. So many houses have been damaged, and there is no place to live. My food provisions and clothes all are covered in the rubble of my broken home,” he says. “The ground is still vibrating from the quakes. I’m not sure how I will be able to rebuild my home, but the Foundation is helping a lot.” To contribute to this effort, please use this special donation form. Read the latest news about TPRF’s relief efforts here.