Stand By Nepal May 14 2015, 0 Comments
Thanks to your purchases throughout Fair Trade Week we were able to donate $1700 directly to our partners in Nepal for immediate earthquake relief.
It is amazing what our partners in Nepal have accomplished under the worst of circumstances but there is still so much help needed. Earthquakes continue to create challenges and the monsoon season is quickly approaching. We thank you your continued support and encourage you to keep the people of Nepal in your minds and prayers as there is still so much that needs to be done. One World Fair Trade will continue to stand by Nepal and help in any small way we can.
"Thank you to you all who have come to help this clinic before and helping rebuild now. i am very humble to all of you for helping My people and all over Nepal at this difficult times i know we all have to work hard for our living and yet you have decided to help what you can this means a lot for me and for Baseri, people Dhading people and all Nepali people. This gives hope and inspires and heals the wounded soul and the confused mind of my people." Sita Gurung - founding member of a Baseri Nepal Health Clinic.
The Conscious Connection Foundation, founded by our longtime Fair Trade artisan partner Ganesh Himal Trading have already raised enough money to rebuild the Baseri Clinic and a temporary Clinic is now under construction. They are still in great need for donations to the general Earthquake relief to continue to provide food, water, shelter and emergency supplies.
Pictured is the Baseri Health Clinic, destroyed by the April 25, 2015 earthquake and the progress of the new temporary Health Clinic today. (Photos courtesy of Ganesh Himal)
We are watching closely at the progress being made. In spite of all the challenges our partners are staying strong and truly making a huge difference in the lives of so many. The Conscious Connections Foundation and Ganesh Himal Trading is helping in 6 different areas of Nepal, providing tents and shelters, delivering food & water all because of the hard work and continued donations of many. (Photos courtesy of Ganesh Himal)
Spreading the word can help with immediate needs and the continued sale of Fair Trade products from artisans in Nepal will contribute to long-term rebuilding plans so that they can get back on track supporting their families and rebuilding their lives.
How you can help
We are all deeply saddened to see the effects of the earthquake in Nepal but here are 3 ways you can help:
1. You can drop off a donation at our shop in Healdsburg, CA or you can make a donation on our website and 100% will go directly to our partners in Nepal for General Earthquake Relief. Donate here
2. You can donate directly to the Conscious Connections Foundation and 100% of your donation will go directly to Artisan Relief. Donate here
3. You can help spread the word and continue to buy Fair Trade products from our Artisans in Nepal to assist with long-term rebuilding. Shop here