Blog: Thank you for helping us Re-Energise Nepal

It has been just over nine months since Nepal was struck by a devastating earthquake. The country crumbled in just a few minutes, killing more than 8,000 people and millions […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

It has been just over nine months since Nepal was struck by a devastating earthquake.

The country crumbled in just a few minutes, killing more than 8,000 people and millions more were affected by the broken infrastructure.

That meant no power, no heat, no water and very little hope.

Nepal was already plagued by power outages even before the powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake jolted the country.

April 25th last year changed everyone’s lives forever.

Hundreds of earthquakes followed, shattering the little hope people had, with thousands of men, women and children sleeping in tents in open spaces and living in fear.

The power sector was left in ruins and millions left without heat, light and water.

Charities and governments helped but you our readers helped us too as you generously donated and supported our Re-Energise Nepal campaign.

We raised $2,290.53 (£1,606.86) online and then my Editor Sumit Bose and Commercial Director Geoff Curran also kindly helped me raise more money through the 100-mile bike ride (yes, they are a little crazy!) in London.

That brought in an additional £2,300. So thank you to everyone who supported that too.

So what’s the plan?

We will be using the money for solar nano grids in two parts of Nepal.

One will be installed in Dolakha, a remote and mountainous district in the western part of the capital city Kathmandu, which comparatively has received less aid.

The other will be in Solukhumbu, a remote and beautiful place in northeast Nepal. It is famously known in the world of trekking as it is the main approach route to Mount Everest.

The two projects will help power at least 50 households in total.

My family will personally oversee and manage the projects back home. We will keep you up to date on the developments in the near future.

Thank you once again to everyone who supported us.

But unfortunately, the end is not near and there are still thousands more who have no access to electricity, which means they can’t power or heat their homes this winter. Many people have died as a result of the cold and many continue to die – my family has seen it first hand.

So if you are still interested in supporting the cause and helping us make a difference in many more people’s lives, please don’t hesitate to contact me – [email protected]

Thank you once again for helping us Re-Energise Nepal and a big thank you to Energy Live News for supporting the cause.

I am truly grateful.