COVID-19  Nepal Project #52368

Nepal COVID-19 Relief Fund

by The Small World
Nepal COVID-19 Relief Fund
Nepal COVID-19 Relief Fund
Nepal COVID-19 Relief Fund
Nepal COVID-19 Relief Fund
Nepal COVID-19 Relief Fund
Nepal COVID-19 Relief Fund
Nepal COVID-19 Relief Fund
Nepal COVID-19 Relief Fund
Nepal COVID-19 Relief Fund
Nepal COVID-19 Relief Fund
Nepal COVID-19 Relief Fund
Nepal COVID-19 Relief Fund
Nepal COVID-19 Relief Fund
Nepal COVID-19 Relief Fund
Nepal COVID-19 Relief Fund
Nepal COVID-19 Relief Fund
one of the porter family in Nepal
one of the porter family in Nepal


Dear all Friends and Supporters, Namaste!  and Happly Holiday
We Hope This Email Finds You Well! 
The effects of Covid-19 in Nepal have left our country facing an upcoming “lost" decade for children's education. This educational loss is disproportionate among students with no access to any online education or who were already at risk for dropping out at the onset of the pandemic. The loss of family members and jobs especially affect seasonal trekking porters, single mothers, and construction workers. Today, none of these sectors’ businesses and their subsequent employment opportunities can begin to approach a normal stage of operations, and it could take many months to reach that point.
However, we are thrilled to share with you the testimonial of an anonymous student friend and his father who traveled to Nepal with The Small World and now they want to join us to continue the support of over 300 children in school who are at high risk for dropping out.  

From November 18, 2022 to  through year end giving holiday they will match up to $20,000 in donations!  .


Here, in their own words, are why our friend and his father believe in our work, ...


Getting more specific, I have known Karma and Sonam  for over ten years, and not only trust them with my life, but also believe them to be tremendous stewards of the blessings that they have received. With other organizations, I fear overhead costs and unsustainable giving, but with The Small World, I trust and have seen firsthand that each dollar is used to the fullest for sustainable projects to help the community for many years to come.


There are a million causes to donate to. Of all of them, I have chosen to focus on supporting The Small World and their efforts in Nepal. My reasoning here ultimately boils down to one idea: I believe that there is no more effective way to donate a dollar than to donate it to The Small World. To encourage others to donate to the matching fund up to $20,000, I would like to quickly explain why I believe there is no better way to give.

To start, a dollar in Nepal goes much further than a dollar in most countries. According to Numbeo, the world’s largest cost of living database, Nepal is ranked 127th out of 137 countries in terms of cost of living. A dollar spent in Nepal goes about three times further than a dollar spent in the U.S.

Getting more specific, I have known Karma and Sonam Sherpa for over ten years, and not only trust them with my life, but also believe them to be tremendous stewards of the blessings that they have received. With other organizations, I fear overhead costs and unsustainable giving, but with The Small World, I trust and have seen firsthand that each dollar is used to the fullest for sustainable projects to help the community for many years to come.

Lastly, the country of Nepal is filled with some of the most beautiful and hardworking people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. During the brief three weeks I spent in Nepal, I was continuously blown away by the lengths the Nepali people go to help those in need, even while frequently having very little for themselves. Karma and Sonam are both perfect examples of this attitude of taking the smallest amount of support, and turning it into something to benefit the community at large.


I hope some of you might feel similarly, and I am excited to see what we can all accomplish together!


----------student friend and his father, who traveled to Nepal with The Small World


The Small World's Appeal to all our Friends and Supporters


We sincerely appeal to you to help us invest in these children's education today; it’s urgent, because it could be many months before the tourism and construction industries resume and people are able to find employment. If these children are forced to drop out of school, it is highly unlikely that they will ever return and their chances for an education will be lost forever. These children are in danger of being held back for a whole generation in their communities and will unwittingly continue and even deepen the cycle of poverty.
Please consider joining us and remember that your support will be matched 100% - up to $20,000! It’s a huge opportunity to keep hundreds of children in school and not only save this generation from ignorance and poverty but allow them to change their lives and continue to change Nepalese society for the better. They’re in urgent need of your help. 

Donate now at this matching project link 


We are so thankful for your support and look forward to all of our future work together. 

Thank you and happy holidays.

The Small World


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Dear Friends and Supporterds, Greetings from Nepal " Namaste " 

During the lockdown and rise of covid crisis in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu daily wage earners, mothers and children were spending their days without hot meals as they lost their job and income.


Also, the visitors and relatives of Covid patients were without food as everything was shut down and nowhere to eat out. The Small World with the help of supporters from all over the world provided more than 400 cooked hot meals every day for over a month.


Our former students volunteer to prepare and distribute more than 12000 hot meals amid the covid crisis.


As the lockdown eased, we provided over 500 porter families with rations like rice, lentil, oil, salt, dry foods to last for months. In total over 15000 kg rice and 1000kg lentil 1000ltr oil 1000kg salt and 1000kg dry foods were distributed to the families most severely affected by the economic fallout of the pandemic


Every contribution from your side, no matter how small or large can impact. We heartily welcome you to be a part of our effort in improving and enriching the lives of girls in remote mountain area of Nepal – the Everest Region


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Dear All Friends and Supporters, Namaste!


I would like to express our deepest gratitude to all our supporters and friends, especially our amazing long-term supporters, our friends, Ambassadors Ruth Lightfoot-Dunn & Roy Dunn, for a 25K matching grant and all of our amazing friends and supporters! We are giving tons of thanks from the bottom of our hearts, and from the hearts of hundreds of orphans and vulnerable children, and each and every family who has benefited from our emergency relief work.


Because of each and every one of you and your immediate and generous support, the formation of a highly dedicated team of volunteers became our very strong contact on the ground, enabling us to provide emergency relief support for over 4,000 people. This includes providing more than 1,500 vulnerable children with relief food, face masks, sanitizers, and coordination with health facilities at the isolation centers and hospitals. Every day, we are engaged in emergency relief support that benefits over 400 people; providing care and continuing our regular ongoing child protection program at The Friends of Arhaus in Solukhumbu; the Himalayan Hope Home in Kathmandu; and supporting forty (40) young women at our College for Higher Education program.



Due to the full lockdown and many international governments providing aid (such as the USA, UK, and several European countries) with Oxygen cylinders, liquid oxygen plant manufacturing systems, ventilators, test kits, and medical support, the Covid death rate has decreased from a death every 5 minutes to a death every 10 minutes.

But unfortunately, during the most difficult times, people travelled from cities to villages, and now Covid-19 has spread to many remote villages where is no proper hospital or road access, making it almost impossible to get a valid assessment of the infected and mortality rates. The situation in the rural areas is even more deplorable. It is not possible to take the patient to the hospital without an ambulance. Infected people have no choice but to die at home as there is no hospital, no road access, and no way to travel to the city for better health care.


The death toll has reached over 8,000 and health experts are warning that the death total of this crisis is likely to exceed deaths from the devastating Nepal earthquake of 2015.


There is no official record from the government as yet about the effects on children, but since we are on site every day working in the field, we have witnessed many children who have lost their parents. We are deeply concerned since Covid has devastated families across Nepal, orphaning many children. "In my life, I have never heard of so many people dying in such a small span of time – it’s likely there are many children below the age of 15 that are left behind,” said Binita , the Children’s News reporter at Himali Shanchar Media.


Six-year-old Purna and his four-year-old sister, Sangita, lost their father to Covid the first week of May. Just a week later, at a different Kathmandu hospital, they lost their mother. “It’s heart breaking,” said relatives of the children, “because they still don’t know and they couldn't understand why their parents were taking so long to come home.”


After being provided for a week with relief food for her and her children, Maili shared her heartfelt emotions with us for the first time. She especially thanked our female volunteer, Goma, for giving her new life and a new hope. She shared that, for her, being hungry and fighting every day for her children to survive was more difficult than dying in hospital. “But I want to live to save my children,” she quietly sobbed, and requested help in getting an education to help support them.


The Small World team has found our relief work to be very important because, due to the long lockdown, all the daily workers have been deprived of their livelihoods. The men and women who worked hard all day to feed their families are in dire straits. Covid-19 treatment is a long way off and they are struggling to make ends meet. Women, children, and senior citizens are mourning the loss of lives due to disease and hunger and famine. No relief package has been announced by the government in the wake of the second wave, and again the government has extended lockdown for another ten days. We are continuing to provide relief food for many people in these critical times.


Again, we thank you so much for your continued great support and, again, we want you to know that since we are a local organization, all of your donations directly impact and greatly support the fight against Covid-19. You are helping to save the lives of hundreds of people infected with the virus, and helping to prevent the further spread of the virus, as well as protecting vulnerable children, underserved families, and communities from the devastating second wave of Covid-19 in Nepal.


Here’s how your generous support can make the biggest difference:

  • $10 = 50 Face Masks
  • $20 = 1 Nebulizer
  • $25 = can feed 15 children for a day
  • $30 = a half liter of Sanitizer
  • $100 = 10 COVID-19 ANTIGEN TESTS
  • $1,000 = Can help to provide Nutritious meals for 1,000 people


With thousands of vulnerable children throughout Nepal continuing to struggle through the devastating effects of the pandemic, including facing very limited access to food and education, increased rates of trafficking, violence, and poverty, it’s more important than ever that we hit our $50,000 relief goal at GlobalGiving Crowdfunding. 


Our generous donor is doubling every dollar you contribute – but we're still $8,000 short. This is a great opportunity to double your impact for children in need. Every dollar you can spare will help provide children in urgent need with double the nutritious food, double the medical care, and double the protection they need to thrive!


Thank you for being a compassionate and crucial friend and partner in our mission to provide life-saving care to vulnerable children and the communities in Nepal who need it the most.

Namaste & thank you! Stay safe and well,

Karma Sherpa
Executive Director & Co-Founder 
*The Small World*
The Small World's highly dedicated volunteers
The Small World's highly dedicated volunteers
Maili and her child;with New Hope for the future
Maili and her child;with New Hope for the future


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