April 25th 2016 was the first anniversary of the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal, which was then followed by another 7.3 magnitude aftershock on the 12th May. Combined they caused the death of some 8,700 people, serious injury of nearly 17,000 and over half a million left homeless. This earthquake (or quakes) was the “big one”, the earthquake which had been predicted for many years and people[i] in Nepal had been planning for.
WorldShare supporters raised over £48,000 towards the relief work, which was an amazing response and for which WorldShare, its partners and the people of Nepal, are grateful to God.
Thank you for your support!
[i] Our CEO Alan Butler lived in Nepal for 12 years (up to 2003) and remembers clearly his children being instructed in earthquake drill at school and having an earthquake emergency kit stored in a safe place close to his house.