Freedom Matters is working alongside international and local organisations in providing earthquake relief to communities devastated by the April and May 2015 earthquakes.
The earthquakes of April and May 2015 caused devastation in the hills around Kathmandu and especially to its north and northwest. Freedom Matters was able to respond quickly since one of our original Trustees, Douglas Maclagan, lives in Pokhara. He was joined a few days after the first earthquake by UK-based Trustee Jan Turner who was able to bring her experience in relief work to the team. Over the space of 12 days we ran relief convoys into Sindhupalchowk District, providing three months' worth of food security to 8,000 people and sufficient to see them through the 2015 monsoon season. See the films below where Douglas and Jan explain what we did.
The work carried on during the monsoon season with R4C delivering temporary shelter materials into Marpak VDC, Dhading District. See the film below:
Over two years from September 2016 we will be fully engaged in reconstruction of the community at Marpak - eight schools, over a thousand homes and other community assets, with the aim of building these so that they are more resilient than before. We will do this alongside our partners CWS HK and ONGD-FNEL with our committing to invest £200,000 in these communities, of which £150,000 has already been allocated. Please help us raise the balance through the link below.