Post-earthquake Community Initiative

A 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal at 11:56 am on April 25 followed by several aftershocks. Nepal earthquakes of April 25 and May 12 were among the deadliest disasters. The devastating earthquake caused a huge loss of human lives and damaged historical heritage sites of Nepal. The loss of lives and property has been overwhelming. Schools,health posts, hospital, and infrastructure, including roads and drinking water networks, have all suffered immensely.

The death toll has already crossed 8,800 and over 21,300 people have been injured. Thousands of people, who lost their homes, are still living in temporary shelters.

Immediately after the earthquake, TNW came up with a “ Post-earthquake community service” program.

Community information and extent of damage

The name of community is Thulobeshi/Khannechaur. It is one of the highly remote and rural communities. It is located in Mulpani VDC of Dhading district. There were 81 houses before the quake. The 25th April earthquake completely destroyed all the 81 houses killing 16 people, severely injuring 25 young people. Now, there are 366 people in the community. The houses were made up of stone, mud and wood without any safety measures. The people now are living in a tent. Along with the houses and toilets, the earthquake also destroyed their cowshed/livestock. The food stock was destroyed as houses turned into rubble, leaving people with nothing to eat. They survived for three initial days of the earthquake just drinking water.

The earthquake has damaged roads, drinking water supply tanks, electricity infrastructures, irrigation infrastructures and school buildings. 2.5 KW micro hydropower plant installed by community forestry users group has also been destroyed. Community meeting hall – the building of “Ratamaata khopa pakha Community forest” has been completely destroyed and collapsed. Biogas plants were installed in 43 houses but have now been destroyed.

Due to its remoteness, the government and non- governmental agencies have not yet reached the community with relief operations. Only the private individuals reached and served the victims with foods and tents.

First phase initiative: Community Kitchen Immediately after the earthquake, TNW made a post-earthquake immediate need assessment. It was found that the victims were forced to live hungry for 3 days. Then, TNW formed a team of young volunteers to collect foods and resources in Kathmandu, mobilized some young volunteers in coordination with local young victims and set up three “Community Kitchens” in three rural and completely destroyed communities to cook foods and feed the victims with nutritious, adequate and healthy foods.

TNW with the donations of its young members, wellwishers and some organizations has served 366 victims of 81 families for 31 days with nutritious, adequate and healthy foods.

The main objective of the community kitchen is to get the people out of hunger.

TNW launched community kitchens in coordination with GYFAL and Nepali Greens.

Future Plan
TNW will set up a community kitchen in any communities affected and damaged by natural disasters like floods, landslides including earthquake and serve the victims with adequate, nutritious and healthy foods.

In this regard, TNW needs support from its friends and well wishers.

Second phase initiative: Rehabilitation and Reconstruction TNW will launch rehabilitation and reconstruction initiative for rehabilitation of victims and reconstruction of community.

Donations can be made to the following official bank account numbers:

Beneficiary Name:
Team for Nature & Wildlife (TNW)
Beneficiary Account No:
Bank name:
Machhapuchchre Bank limited
Swift code:
Kathmandu branch
Putalisadak, Kathmandu, Nepal

Alternate Bank account for fund transfer
Beneficiary Name:
Prangarik Pathshala
Beneficiary Account No:
Bank name:
Mega Bank Nepal Limited
Swift code:
Kathmandu, Nepal

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