The devastating 2015 earthquake

In April and May 2015, two major earthquakes struck Nepal

The devastating 2015 earthquake was followed by more than 300 smaller aftershocks. Thousands of people lost their lives and many more lost their homes and livelihoods. Three months after the catastrophe, the Tara Namaste Foundation travelled to Nepal to provide emergency aid in the form of food, blankets and emergency shelter in the areas most severely affected by the quakes.

Our efforts took us to Ghyalchok in the Gorkha District, around 3.5 hours away from the capital, Kathmandu. The area is rather poor, and families live far apart from one another. Many people farm their own small plots of land. This is how they feed themselves, and they can sometimes sell their harvest at the local market.

When the earthquake first struck Nepal on 25 April 2015, one of the two epicentres was in the Gorkha District. Many houses collapsed like cardboard boxes in just seconds. Thousands of people and animals died. One of the few silver linings was that the earthquake occurred on a Saturday, so there were no children in the large school building in Ghyalchok when it collapsed into rubble in a matter of seconds. Other buildings were so severely damaged that, for safety reasons, they have not been able to be used since.

Following the 2015 earthquake, the Tara Namaste Foundation launched a second main project in Ghyalchok: ongoing support of the Shree Patal Devi school – so that children from extremely poor families can attend school – as well as other forms of direct aid for various families from the region.

Address

Headquarter:
Tara Namaste Foundation
c/o CSC Company Structure Consulting AG
Landstrasse 63
FL-9490 Vaduz


Swiss branch:
Tara Namaste Foundation
Buendtenstrasse 25
CH-5615 Fahrwangen


Nepal branch:
Tara Namaste Foundation Nepal
407 Pahiko Sadak, Nayabazar
NP-Kathmandu-16

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Donation account Liechtenstein:
IBAN: LI 8808 8121 0504 6171 000
BIC / SWIFT: VOAGLI22XXX

Donation account Schweiz:
IBAN: CH87 0588 1181 3776 9100 0
BIC / SWIFT: AHHBCH22XXX

Donation account Nepal:
Account:010100062953524
BIC: BOKLNPKA
Beneficially: Tara Namaste Foundation
407 Pahiko Sadak, Nayabazar
Kathmandu-16, Nepal