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Renewable World: Nepal Earthquake Urgent Appeal

We are urgently raising funds for Nepal for Renewable World because we support communities most in need.

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Your help is urgently needed to provide critical support to communities most cut off from international support. Renewable World is committed to restoring services to communities most at need. 

UPDATE: 19 June 2015

Since the earthquake in Nepal almost 2 months ago, the Renewable World team has been working to support communities most affected by providing them with basic tools and skills to help rebuild their lives. Nine communities that we work with have been devastated with almost all homes destroyed and huge loss to livestock and source of income. Donations to this appeal will go a long way to allowing us to provide these communities with the support they need. We are very grateful to the hugely generous response to our appeal and are committed to using all donations to support those most in need.

As part of our medium-term relief work, we have partnered with international organisation ADRA to provide much needed supplies, energy and agricultural inputs to communities in Dhading District. Dhading is one of the worst hit regions of the country and is where many of our Hydralic Ramp Pump project sites are located. Funds from this appeal will help us deliver solar lamps, chargers and radios to communities, repair and restore water pumping systems, and with support from ADRA and local partners we will provide agricultural inputs (seeds and tools) and agricultural training to farmers. This will make sure that households are on track for another year of farming and able to support and feed their families in the year to come.

Last week, our team in Nepal visited Sindhupalchowk district where one of our community-owned bio-gas plant installed has been severely damaged. Food and agricultural inputs was distributed to 32 households. In the words of our project manager: 

"Very few houses are standing and even those which are standing have sustained major damage. But it was good to see how communities have mobilized locally available resources to re-build their lives and move on. It made us feel better to see hopes in people eyes. It gave us confidence that despite of destruction we will be able to continue to work with the communities. We were happy that our support will make their lives a little easier”


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UPDATE: 12 May 2015

Today yet another powerful earthquake shook Nepal. The impact of this most recent quake are yet to be assessed, but we can be certain that more rural communities will be badly affected.  

Over the last two weeks since the first earthquake hit Nepal, Renewable World has been working with local NGO partners in Nepal on plans to provide medium term support for communities most affected. We are not an emergency relief organisation but we are committed to helping communities and families who we have worked with in the past back onto their feet and in particular ensure that rural farmers are able to get plant their crops before the monsoon arrives this year. Will be doing this by providing access to water for domestic and agricultural use, access to solar lighting, and agricultural inputs and supplies which will help families escape food-insecurity in the coming year. 

The work conducted thanks to this earthquake appeal will make sure that people do not miss out on this year's income from crops at a time when they are most vulnerable. 

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UPDATE: 17 April 2015

On Saturday 25th of April a strong 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. 

Approximately 80% of Renewable World’s project sites in Nepal sit directly within the affected area. It is safe to assume that most of the communities will be seriously affected by the quake and the damage to homes, families and livelihoods is likely to be extensive. These are communities who we have worked with over the last few years to improve their access to water by installing hydraulic ramp pumps or solar powered water pumping systems.

Renewable World works in remote areas of Nepal with communities who need support accessing basic amenities. We install clean energy systems to pump water for domestic and agricultural use.


In a time of crisis access to water is even more critical. Over 500 households and approximately 3000 individuals as well as 3 district schools rely on our infrastructure for access to water for basic needs. Restoring access to water for these communities is vital to help them recover from this disaster now and in the long term. 

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  • Renewable World communities affected by the Nepal earthquake
  • Source: Lokesh Todi
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