WE ARE NOT A TRADITIONAL DISASTER RELIEF ORGANIZATION. Our expertise comes from our connections to local organizations in Kathmandu and the surrounding areas that are beneath the international radar. We are united by our mutual connection to Nepal and committed to alternative development models.
Engage Nepal will distribute funds to transparent, trustworthy grassroots groups that take a regenerative approach. The recent earthquake was a natural disaster intensified by the manmade forces of rapid development, poverty, and conflict driven displacement. This fund is focused on small to mid-size organizations that are doing community-level work and have the capacity to support locally-led disaster relief and recovery.
Relief aid, while well intentioned, often ends up in the pockets of corrupt local bureaucrats and/or multinational contracts, very little reaching the people that actually need the aid. This has been seen in many disaster situations from the 2004 Asian tsunami to the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
100% of your proceeds will go directly to the victims. All administrative costs will be covered by us.
Your love of Nepal and sharing of what needs to be done is an injection of hope & inspiration in this time of devastation.
Donations made to Engage Nepal are tax-deductible in the US through our fiscal sponsor ENGAGE--The Educational Network for Global and Grassroots Exchange, see http://www.engagegrassroots.org/ for more info.