A catastrophic earthquake shook Nepal on April 25, 2015 and caused tremors as far away as China and Pakistan. A major aftershock occurred on May 12, causing further destruction. This earthquake left over 9,000 dead and millions without homes.

Since the earthquake struck, World Renew has been working in Nepal, in partnership with local churches and other Christian organizations, to bring relief to survivors. Through the support of individuals, churches, businesses, the Integral Alliance, and other relief and development agencies, over $3.4 million has been raised to help those in greatest need.

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 long-term needs by constructing 282 earthquake-resistant shelters for some of the most vulnerable families. 

Today, the goal is to help rehabilitate and develop the livelihoods of community members who depend on agriculture to survive. Through this work, families will be better prepared should another natural disaster happen.