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Life changed for most people in central and eastern Nepal on April 25, 2015 when a powerful earthquake (measured at 7.9) shook apart their homes, schools, public buildings, and for some, their livelihoods. The ground continued shaking with over 100 aftershocks for the next two days. In one of the hardest hit districts to the northeast of Kathmandu, which was the epicentre of over one-third of all the, so far, 380 aftershocks, every house, school, and building in this area has been destroyed.
This project will work with groups in the communities affected and a camp of those who have moved to escape the disasters to facilitate a needs assessment of the women's group, and provide training in growing vegetables, literacy, and leadership training to enable the women to solve some of the problems they face. We will continue our existing programs to support child centres for kids whose parents are too poor to send them to school and facilitate saving-credit (microfinance) for the mothers.
The 300 existing group members will continue to have savings, 83 kids will have scholarships to continue school, 45 new mothers have had packages to care for their babies, 1,250 families have had hygiene to stay clean in their temporary shelters, seven groups of 30 women will have continued mentoring in their agricultural and microfinance activities, and two new groups of women (about 40 women each) will have training to enable them to have the confidence to solve their problems.
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