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Weʼre raising £5,000 to Help the Lombok earthquake survivors rebuild their homes & lives

Sembalun, East Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

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On the 29th of July, the 5th & 9th of August, 3 deadly earthquakes struck Lombok.

I started this page to raise money for those affected by the first earthquake. I started with a target of £1000, enough (I thought) to support a significant number of victims over a prolonged period. Giving them help to survive the next 6 months while they rebuilt their homes and their lives.

We passed that target even before the second, much larger, earthquake devastated north Lombok. From 17 dead & hundreds made homeless, we now have over 400 dead & over 400,000 homeless. The scale is daunting.

As I write this, we have over three times the amount I was initially looking for. People from all over the world, from all walks of life, have been reaching out and giving what they can to help the people here.

As with my target, my plans on how to help have also changed. The need for food & clean water, while still pressing, is being taken care of by the countless organisations and individuals delivering aid every day to those worst affected. With each new tragedy it became apparent that immediate survival doesn't necessarily mean long term survival.

I now believe that the money raised here is best served providing shelter in the short term. Rainy season is just a couple of short months away and 400,000 people are living in fields.

I also hope to safeguard the long term future of the victims through education and cooperative businesses, but plans for these are still forming. Schools and businesses were destroyed along with homes, once we have people under a roof again, we need to start giving them back a way of life and a future.

The need for donations is as urgent as ever. Please share this page amongst your friends & colleagues and donate if you can spare it. Hopefully we can reach the new target and really make a difference.

Thank you to each & every person who has donated so far. You have already helped so much & brought help and relief to many.

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  • Steven Todd10 days ago
    Steven Todd

    Steven Todd

    10 days ago

    I started this page to help the victims of the first earthquake. Initial reports put the figure of those displaced at a few hundred. The £1000 target would go a long way towards helping those affected. The reality is different now. The 2nd earthquake devastated the region. Not a single person in north Lombok has slept inside since it happened, the official estimate of 50,000 homeless is a guess. In reality, hundreds of thousands of people are living in camps & in fields. £1000 isn't enough, but keep sharing the link & we can make a difference.

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  • Steven Todd15 days ago
    Steven Todd

    Steven Todd

    15 days ago

    We have already hit the target I initially set, but we have another 10 days to collect as much as possible. The money collected will be used to support those most in need over a 6 month period. 12 deliveries of aid, 2 weeks apart, to the families of north and East Lombok that are rebuilding their lives. Thank you so much to everyone who donated already, you have really helped so many people here. Please keep spreading the word amongst your friends and colleagues

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Page last updated on: 8/17/2018 5:17 PM

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97

  • AJ

    AJ

    Aug 17, 2018

    Thanks for leading the charge, Steve!

    £20.00

  • Ingrid Lucassen

    Ingrid Lucassen

    Aug 13, 2018

    £10.00

  • Fina Nelly

    Fina Nelly

    Aug 13, 2018

    £150.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 13, 2018

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 12, 2018

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 12, 2018

    £20.00

  • Giulio Caprara

    Giulio Caprara

    Aug 12, 2018

    Thanks for doing this

Steven Todd

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Steven Todd

Steven Todd

Sembalun, East Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

I have lived and worked in Lombok for a year and a half already. This place is paradise on earth, but now a paradise in need of help. Lombok is my home, its people are my people, and I have set up this page to help my people rebuild their lives.

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