Earthquake Relief-Remote Villages
A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal near the capital of Kathmandu, with aftershocks in the four and five. Estimated over 8100 people are killed, over 18,000 injured and 1.8 million displaced. The estimated death toll and injured continues to rise and injured one can't get help. The full extent of the damage is still being assessed, and trying to reach people who live in rural Nepal. All donations to this fund will be exclusively use for water food and blankets for rural areas people.. We will update as details emerge.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The earthquake between Kathmandu, Gorkha, Dolkha and Pokhara has caused extensive damage in Nepal. 95% of Laprak, Brapak, Singla , Gumda and mony more villages are destroyed. Many in Katmandu are without homes or shelter from the extreme night temperatures there. Many villages are flattened. People need water food, blankets and clothes. We need your support.
How will this project solve this problem?
All donations to this fund will support earthquake survivors. We have volunteers on the ground helping earthquake survivors, and they will be providing assistance. This fund will help our volunteers meet survivors' who are in immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. Potential Long Term Impact
We believe that our organization is deeply-rooted and connected with local communities in Nepal since our volunteers have travelled to many villages to run human trafficking awareness campaigns in the last 4 yours. We are in best position to provide long-term support to disaster victims by providing immediate support of shelters. We will be better equipped to face future disasters.
JHF got 1500 meter water pipes for clean drining water,
we have provided vocational still training in tailoring, the culinary arts and cosmetology among other professionals.
Last year, thanks to a partnership with the Circle of Health International, we added midwifery and health care training to our programs.
In 2018, we successfully ran health camp helping pregnant women.
Fund our highly successful and much needed awareness campaigns in at risk region on how to recognize and avoid traffickers.
Continue our wellness and education campaign for pregnant women.
Provide education on hygiene to remote villagers.
Distribute toiletries such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and soap.
Establish and implement new vocational training classes for women.
Journey Home Foundation wants to thank all of you for helping us provide Community Medical Assistant (CMA) training for six grateful candidates. Six women, each from a remote Nepali village, are currently engaged in the program and are working as interns in the field. When they complete the next three months of training they will begin instructing new candidates in basic health care. In Nepal, medical doctors often migrate to other countries. Those that stay, typically work in the urban areas rather that attempting to serve incredibly remote locations. Poor pay, the lack of medical facilities, 123 different languages and the intransigence of rural superstitions make medical work a herculean task. The Journey Home staff and volunteers are native to the districts served therefore uniquely positioned to reintegrate the CMA graduates into the villages. In the new year our six woman team will successfully provide needed health care and midwifery in their regions.
2018 Education Drive for Midwifery, Health Care and Hygiene
Still time to give in 2017
Please consider making an end-of-year donation if you haven't already done so. Your generous gift will help us continue our mission.
Nepal is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world, with 30.8 percent of its population living below the poverty line. The country has been ranked at the 144th position in the Human Development Report*. Regarding gender equality, it ranks a bleak 110th out of 114.
The measure of a country's health is the degree to which the citizens are physically and mentally fit, and it is a vital part of its infrastructure and capacity for development. Education, in the absence of good health, becomes impossible.
Nepal lacks hospitals, health posts and health centers in its remote areas. Medical treatment is virtually non-existent and often accessible only with substantial travel on foot. These isolated villages rely on witch doctors, or Dhami Jhankri (Shamans). Consequently, the people do not seek treatment at a distant heath post, and the expense and difficulty of going to an urban hospital is insurmountable, especially in a debilitated state.
In partnership with the Circle of Health International (COHI) the Journey Home Foundation is providing six women with training as Community Medicine Assistants. Today we are in need of funds to cover our current expenses for their training in midwifery and medicine. In addition, we seek help with the costs of housing, food and the medical needs of our Kathmandu shelter.
A Look Back at 2017
JHF is dedicated to strengthening the communities most vulnerable to human traffickers. Healthy, supportive conditions in the villages improve the chances that the women can remain there and find meaningful work through JHF's vocational courses. As part of its overall effort to this effect, JHF is building bathrooms, establishing clean water systems and delivering hygiene supplies for the villages we serve.
Co-founders Renee Marcelle and Bikash Gurung are proud to announce that Journey Home Foundation (“JHF”) has had another year of great accomplishments. We are excited to tell you what we have been up to.
Following the massive earthquakes in Nepal, in April and May, 2015, we realized that there is a significant need for medical assistance in the remote villages we serve. Thus, we developed an 18-month training program for midwifery and basic medical health care in partnership with Circle of Health International. Classes began on July 9, 2016.
After screening and testing candidates we began the education program with 6 qualified young women from the remote villages of Gorkha, Nepal July 2016, our costs are approximately $1300 per student for the 18 months. These women had lost their homes and could no longer work farming land. These homeless, naïve and uneducated women were easy prey for sex traffickers. Our newest program includes 18 months of classroom education and three months of on the job training as Community Medicine Assistants. Clinical trainings include, but are not limited to, Emergency Obstetric Care, Neonatal Resuscitation, Postpartum Hemorrhaging Management, and more. Various topics such as sexual and reproductive health, menstrual health and hygiene, water and sanitation, the concept of consent, men’s role in family planning, domestic violence awareness and creating healthy relationships are taught.
We expect to train many more girls. In most villages, in the foothills of the Himalayas there are no doctors, nurses, or midwives. We are honored to bring a program like this to Gorkha.
Once the program is completed, the students will return to their villages and will assist and train others.
With your help, we can continue this important program. Please consider making a charitable contribution to our foundation this holiday season.
Renee M. Marcelle and Bikash Gurung
The 7.8 earthquakes destroyed more than 500,000 buildings and killed almost 9,000 people. The Nepalese government has estimated 500,000 families were left homeless.
Small non-profits like us are the driving force in rebuilding effort. Small non-profits are able to move quickly and show progress in helping people or building shelter, clean drinking water systems or sanitation system. There is no bureaucracy.
We have helped over 20,000 people and provided over 2.2 million meals in 12 villages.
We have distributed tents, mattresses, blankets, shoes, clothes, solar lamps, medical supplies and the list go on.
I want to give huge thanks to people who have made it possible. Without your help generous help, it wouldn't have been possible. Together we have accomplished so much!
You could still help! In numbers of villages we are the only one who is providing clean drinking water, sanitation system, distributing clothes, shoes and other materials.
Thank you so very much for your support and concern The funds from this campaign have gone 100% to the villagers in Nepal. Together we have accomplished the impossible by making it possible for 231 seriously injured persons located in 12 outlying villages located on the epicenter of the quake to be airlifted to hospitals in Pokhara. We were able to provide 7 tons of rice, and by daybreak in the U.S. we expect 125 tarps, additional supplies, and rice will have made their way to the village. This is due to the fact that our INGO with offices in Katmandu with 11 board members there and our offices in Marin County and board has for the past 5 years have solidified our infrastructure. Our members busily assisting others are Nepalis and specifically "Gurungs". Several of them have been in the trekking business for years, thus they have access to resources not typically accessible. They were able to put together a crew of 35 men to haul the rice and supplies. Our work is not done, rebuilding, replacing the water supply will take a long time, but we are in it for the long haul. Thank you again, from the Journeyhomefoundation.