Business backing for charity helping victims of Nepal earthquakes

June 5, 2015

Trowbridge-based charity People Against Poverty and its sister organisation Business Against Poverty have helped hundreds of families in Nepal struggling to cope with the aftermath of devastating earthquakes which killed thousands of people last month.

The charity had already been supporting relief programmes in Nepal for almost 10 years and had its own project team on the ground.

People Against Poverty (PAP) and Business Against Poverty (BAP) launched an urgent appeal shortly after the first earthquake struck on May 12.

The money has been used to distribute medicines, vaccinations, clothing and shelter as the monsoon season approaches – some 780 people have received tents funded by business and individuals from across the West of England including Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset and Bristol

PAP and BAP existing team in Nepal fund food, education and health support medicine at the Starlight Centre in Kathmandu, Pokhara and outlying areas. This work will resume once the team on the ground feel able to move away from the emergency relief effort which is still ongoing.

PAP and BAP co-founder Val Huxley said: “We’re so pleased we’re able to get money directly to our project in Nepal which we know has so far helped over 780 people. However, we see this as long-term disaster and we would encourage people and businesses to consider setting up a monthly direct debit with us to support the ongoing recovery operation.”

For details on how to donate visit email info@peopleagainstpoverty or call 01225 718920.

Pictured: A dramatic rescue from the rubble in the earthquake zone. The photo was taken by Krishna,  People Against Poverty’s project worker on the ground in Nepal 

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