We are providing immediate relief to disadvantaged as well as alter-abled people, over 19 groups who are part of the alter-abled network. Support will be used for disaster recovery and relief activities including providing food, clean water, fuel, shelter, hygiene products etc. Our reach began with over 3500 plus their families and neighbors. We will continue our presence to enable the affected people to recover from the impacts in as many villages as possible.
In this earthquake disaster, the basic survival needs to be satisfied, and then there is the work to be done to help people heal emotionally and mentally from the trauma of it. There will need to be leadership and community building support as people put their lives back together. This is the longer-term work at which our teams excel. After survival needs are satisfied, the team will help organize and train village by village, supplying micro grants as needed.
Our team in Nepal does leadership training with the Cloth Merchants Association (which has members in almost all villages in Nepal); entrepreneurs; women's agricultural collective in the Kathmandu valley; the alter-abled community groups throughout Nepal; and school districts. These relationships make it possible to give long-range support to the process to recover,revive, rebuild, re-imagine. Our team provides skills and training in project management, planning, community building.
Working through local non-governmental organizations will ensure that funds will have a direct impact on communities. ICA and Social Artistry Leadership played a significant role in helping re-build Nepal after their civil war. Leadership, training and micro grants in villages is our first target with the support and skills that empower the individuals and thus strengthen work groups and communities. Individual and collective hope will be the ingredient that helps Nepal survive.