On April 25, Nepal was struck by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, followed by another 7.3 magnitude earthquake just 2 weeks later. More than 8,500 people were killed, and as many as one million people are still living in camps and other temporary shelters.
We feel very thankful that our friends and also our projects in Nepal were all safe. But the damage is far from repaired.
With our on-the-ground presence and experienced local team, SunFarmer has been actively involved in post-earthquake relief and reconstruction, providing critical electricity access to those in need.
We have started the Nepal Relief and Reconstruction Fund to support electricity needs in the most devastated areas. 100% of donations to the fund go directly towards free solar lights and electricity generation systems for impacted households, community shelters, and medical relief teams. It will take years to rebuild from this disaster, and we are committed to being involved over the long term.
A few principles we promise to follow:
- Coordinate with trusted partners: We work hard to identify the places where electricity and water are needed most. We work closely with trusted local partners like ActionAid and Practical Action to identify places where impact will be greatest and to ensure that efforts are not duplicated.
- Appropriate technology: We assess the demand and make sure that we provide services that are actually needed
- Accountability: We track donated equipment to ensure that it ends up with the intended recipients, where it will provide long-term impact.
- Transparency: We'll make sure you know exactly where your dollars are going.