As someone who has supported NYF’s work with the formerly enslaved freed Kamlaris, you may be concerned about the devastating situation in Nepal where massive flooding and landslides have displaced thousands of families. The number of deaths and causalities are mounting, as rescue efforts continue. Southwestern Nepal, the hardest hit region, is home to thousands of freed Kamlari women and girls. They've had the life-transforming opportunity -- with your support -- to build businesses, homes, and freedom. Now, they are at risk of losing everything.
At least 150 girls have lost their homes and 250 are badly affected. They were running thriving businesses (food carts, cafes, grocery shops, seamstress, goat and pig farming) with training from NYF. With their communities devastated and their businesses wiped out, their futures look bleak without our help.
Despite severe disruptions to the local electricity, transportation, and communication systems, the NYF team in Nepal is assessing the extent of damage and planning our response. As we learn more, we will share updates via our website and on Facebook and Twitter.
As someone who has supported NYF’s critical work saving severely malnourished children, you may be concerned about the devastating situation in Nepal where massive flooding and landslides have displaced thousands of families. The number of deaths and causalities are mounting, as rescue efforts continue. Southern Nepal, the hardest hit region, is the site of eleven of our Nutritional Rehabilitation Homes (NRHs) -- providing life-saving services to desperately malnourished children.
Thousands of people have fallen sick due to polluted water. Many haven’t eaten anything in three days. We anticipate that rescue and relief workers will soon be referring children to the NRHs, and we stand ready to help. Their health and lives depend on it.
As we learn more, we will share updates via our website and on Facebook and Twitter.
We are emailing to let you know about our Youth Week Campaign on GlobalGiving. International Youth Day is Saturday, August 12th, and GlobalGiving is celebrating our work for an entire week from August 7th-12th, providing matching funds and bonus prizes!
During this week, Nepal Youth Foundation will be focused on building support for our projects in Nepal that educate, shelter, nourish and empower youth to be all they can be.
Will you help?
One-Time Donation Match:
One-time contributions made at the beginning of the week will be matched dollar for dollar! The campaign starts at 9:00am EDT and Nepal Youth Foundation will be competing for the $13,000 available in one-time matching funds. Contributions up to $250 will be matched at 100% while funds remain.
Recurring Donation Match:
All recurring donations started this week will be matched at 100%! Recurring donations of all sizes provide meaningful, dependable support to power our work. As a champion of our work to educate and empower Nepali youth, we would love for you to consider starting a recurring donation during International Youth Week!
Bonus Prize Competition:
At the end of the campaign, bonus prizes of $500, $300, and $200 will be awarded to the top three fundraising organizations and the top three organizations with the most donors.
Thank you for making this life-changing work possible!
Nepal Youth Foundation