World Renew has worked in Nepal since 2015, when the country office was opened to respond to the earthquakes of April 25 and May 12. Together, these earthquakes caused enormous destruction in the country, leaving over 9,000 dead, and millions homeless.
Since then, World Renew has been working in partnership with local churches and other Christian organizations to bring relief to survivors. In the first year, World Renew focused on providing some of the most severely affected families with emergency assistance including food, water, hygiene kits, and materials for temporary shelters. In the second year, the focus shifted to addressing longer-term needs by constructing earthquake-resistant shelters for some of the most vulnerable families.
Today, the goal is to help earthquake survivors get back on their feet and improve their economic wellbeing for the long-term. By developing the skills and knowledge of local farmers, business owners, and entrepreneurs, entire communities are being changed, and are better prepared for disasters in the future.
World Renew is also working with families affected by severe flooding in the country in the summer of 2017. In the immediate aftermath, families received emergency assistance. Today, World Renew is helping families who lost their homes to build new and better-constructed houses.
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