On April 25, 2015, Nepal was struck by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, followed by another 7.3 magnitude earthquake just 2 weeks later. More than 8,500 people were killed and 850,000 homes were destroyed.
Immediately after the disaster, SunFarmer provided solar lanterns and home systems to communities displaced by the earthquake. In 2016, we are equipping newly-rebuild health posts and other critical community institutions with solar energy systems thanks to the generosity of earthquake relief donors.
All contributions will be used to donate solar energy systems to reconstructed health clinics in Dolakha district, Nepal, where 186,000 people currently lack access to healthcare.
Donations are tax-deductible in the us and canada.
In 2016 we will install donated solar energy systems for health clinics and schools near the earthquake's epicenter.
The current political turmoil and fuel shortages in Nepal have delayed our efforts, but we eagerly await the arrival of 220 SunEdison solar panels when the Indian border reopens.
100% of donations to the Nepal Relief and Reconstruction Fund go directly towards free solar lights and electricity generation systems for impacted households, community shelters, and medical relief teams.
A few principles we promise to follow:
Coordinate with trusted partners: We work closely with trusted local partners like ActionAid and Practical Action to identify places where impact will be greatest and to ensure that efforts are not duplicated.
Appropriate technology: We assess the demand and make sure that we provide services that are actually needed
Accountability: We track donated equipment to ensure that it ends up with the intended recipients, where it will provide long-term impact.
Transparency: We'll make sure you know exactly where your dollars are going.