"This is not the time to rest and lament... this is the time to go out and save lives." - Nepal army Lt. Col. A. J. Thapa
On Saturday April 25, 2015 Nepal was hit by the biggest Earthquake the country has encountered in over 80 years; reaching a magnitude of 7.8, this Earthquake is said to have had 22 times the power of Haiti's Earthquake in 2010.
The Earthquake and its resulting aftershocks (including an avalanche on Mount Everest) has devastated the entire country of Nepal, as well as surrounding areas of China, India and Bangladesh. Many of Nepal's historical buildings were destroyed, including some at the Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Squares; being a country that heavily relies on tourism, the fall of these century-old buildings is a truly heartbreaking event for the people of this wonderful country.
Over 4,800 people have been reported deceased, 9,200 injured, and 8 million affected across Nepal. The country's hospitals are vastly overwhelmed, and their resources are limited.
We would like to gain as much support as we can to aid in the relief of the catastrophe that has struck Nepal - 100% of the proceeds received will go towards the relief fund created by the Juniper Trust towards helping the victims.
Life Before Work Travel was built to introduce like-minded people to our world through adventure experiences. Although we currently travel to Nepal, we are doing our part to support this country in their time of need. We recognize that devastating things can happen anywhere in the world, and we are thankful that our travellers are safe.
We have chosen to donate to the Juniper Trust as they support sustainable projects to hep the poorest communities in Nepal. Unfortunately, the poorest areas often have the weakest infrastrucure and, because of this, usually suffer the most damage and tragedy. Juniper Trust is already releasing funds through their local operators for immediate relief aid (hanging out shelter, blankets and food.) Our donations will help people in more remote areas who are not receiving any of the aid that those in the city are. We encourage you to join us in supporting the cause in this time of need.
No donation is too small, every little bit helps in the restructuring of the lives of all those affected.
UPDATE: May 12, 2015.
A second earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.3, has devastated the people of Nepal. At least 30 have been reported deceased from this earthquake, and over a 1000 injured at this point in time.
Just days ago, the Juniper Trust sent off 5 tons of support, in the form of 300 tents, 20 mess tents, 600 sleeping bags and tarpaulins to shelter 3000 people of Nepal.
Nepal needs us now, more than ever. Please help us in supporting the Juniper Trust, and their continued aid for the people of Nepal.Thank you to all of those who have donated thus far, and to the Juniper Trust for your incredible dedication to helping Nepal during this time.