Emergency Relief

The 2015 earthquake was one of the worst calamities Nepal faced.

Due to its location, Nepal is profoundly vulnerable to natural disasters such as droughts, floods, landslides and earthquakes. Additionally, because of the general lack of literacy, education, and personal growth opportunities in rural communities, people living there have a low capacity to overcome such calamities without help.

VolNepal is proud to be an advocate for Nepal’s disadvantaged communities during and in the aftermath of such disasters. This year in particular, we are responding to an overwhelming need created by April 2015’s devastating earthquake, which had the most intense effect on Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding area. The infrastructure that is needed with the greatest immediacy is schools, birthing centers, medical posts and temporary homes for displaced families.

Through the fear and uncertainty that came with that disaster, we are working with local communities to help rebuild these structures into a more sustainable version of what was they had. Our goal is to implement new processes, geared to the long-term, by providing education and knowledge resources in addition to reconstruction support, thus empowering communities to become self-sufficient. 

School Reconstruction Program(Complete)          Location: Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, Nuwakot, Sindhuli,
Start Date: May 2015Expected Duration
3 Years
Estimated Cost: US $500,000 +Funded By: Various Corporate/Individual Donors
Project StatusFund Status
Additional funding required
Community Benefits: In Nepal, schools aren’t just a place there children go to learn. They are a hub for whole villages to congregate, share news and attend community events, and they can also serve as valuable emergency shelters during the monsoon season and other natural disasters. Our school reconstruction programs are aiming to create a healthier living environment for the residents by focusing on these important community pillars.Insert Project Link
Psychological Recovery Program (Complete)          Location: Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, Nuwakot, Sindhuli
 Start Date: May 2015Expected Duration
3 Years
Estimated Cost: US $50,000 +Funded By: Various Corporate/Individual Donors
Project Status: Ongoing Fund Status
Additional funding required
Community Benefits: Sometimes the intangible effects of a natural calamity such as an earthquake are equally as detrimental as the physical ones. Our psychological programs are designed to rehabilitate children experiencing trauma as a result of the disaster, by equipping them with a sense of normalcy.Insert Project Link
 Clean Water Program          Location: Nuwakot, Lalitpur
  Start Date: May 2019Expected Duration
3 Years
Estimated Cost: US $5,000 +Funded By: Caritas Germany
 Project Status: OngoingFund Status: Fully funded
Community Benefits: Another, and less talked-about effect of the devastating earthquake is a lack of safe drinking water for remote villages. This project aims to provide clean water to children during the post-earthquake months and years.Insert Project Link