Nepal Earthquake

Hand of Hope – Apr 25, 2015

In 2015, the Hand of Hope Asia team visited Kolkana, one of the areas that suffered devastation from the 7.8 earthquake in Nepal.

Many homes were partially or completely destroyed, forcing families to sleep outside in the rain, with temperatures sometimes dropping to 14 degrees Celsius (57 degrees Fahrenheit).

Our team was able to provide 75 of these families with emergency provisions of rice, noodles, pulses (legumes) and sugar. They also provided blankets and tents to those living without shelter.

Additionally, our medical volunteers partnered with the Red Cross to set up an emergency First Aid clinic in the midst of the inhabited area, allowing people to easily access it.