In April and May of 2015, Nepal was struck by devastating earthquakes, and pilot run Karma Flights was on the ground doing amazing work to bring aid to the local population immediately. With thousands of pilot donations, they’ve been able to bring significant relief since the earthquake hit. Here is an update from Karma Flights and The Cloudbase Foundation on exactly what all of our donations have accomplished:
We brought approximately 32 tons of food, fresh water, shelter and medical supplies and teams in by foot, jeep, motorbike, helicopter and pack animal; built almost 400 temporary shelters for families and 4 temporary schools; set up a field hospital and served over 300 patients, funded additional transport and hospital care/surgery for 14 patients with life-threatening conditions; restocked 18 schools with school supplies and 4 health posts with medical supplies; provided hundreds of solar lights/charging stations to villages without power and hundreds of water filtration systems for safe drinking water; hired a bulldozer to clear landslide impacted trails; funded the epicenter area church (used as our emergency supply-distribution center) to repair their earthquake damage and build a retaining wall against monsoon floods and employ a full-time nursery school teacher; coordinated a large-scale hydro-project which restored clean and sufficient water to a village suffering a cholera outbreak; distributed warm clothes/blankets/shoes and earthquake-safety-instruction coloring books and crayons to over 600 students in remote mountain villages; and committed to 62 long-term full-scholarships for impoverished children who lost a close family member to the quake.
In addition to this emergency response, Karmaflights Nepal continues to support its long-term waste-management, health camp, vulture conservation, village-buffalo (purchasing a buffalo for villagers to share milk), educational scholarship and hot-lunch programs. We’ve additionally been able to provide all 137 homes in Arnakot Deurali with smoke-free stoves, trained locals to build homes out of earthquake resistant earthbags, installed a solar-powered computer lab, run health camps and distributed solar lights.
For continued updates, info, photos of the relief effort, and to donate to the cause, visit www.karmaflights.org.