Help 350,000 Families in Nepal
How you can help 350,000 people in Nepal recover from natural disaster.
Nepalese families are fed, housed, clothed and kept using income made from small business. Small business is the lifeblood of communities in Nepal and they have very little support, funding and alternative to make a living.
In 2017 Nepal experienced the worst flood in country’s history. Here’s how the impact compared to the devastating 2011 floods at home in Queensland.
One third of Nepal was submerged, affecting more than two million people and displacing more than 350,000 people. In the 2011 Queensland floods approximately 200,000 people were affected and 1500 people found shelter at the evacuation centres.
60% of small businesses in Nepal were hit very hard and more than half of the flooded small businesses still haven’t recovered. In comparison, 20% of Queensland businesses were affected in the 2011 flooding event.
158 people were confirmed dead and 23 people are still missing in Nepal. 38 confirmed people were dead and nine people missing in the Queensland floods.
305 households were totally destroyed in 2017 floods in Nepal, similarly 375 households were destroyed in 2011 Brisbane floods. Across Nepal, floods and landslides have damaged or destroyed a total of 1,958 schools, affecting the education of 253,605 children. In Queensland, many flood impacted school children were able to return to class within a few days.
Before the floods Nepal was still recovering from a 2015 earthquake, the strongest earthquake in the country's history. The estimated cost of the re-build will be more than Nepal’s annual GDP.
While all this was happening, the world was glued to natural disaster news out of North and South America, oblivious to the impact in Nepal. The country has received almost no help from global organizations and local communities continue to battle on with their own resources.
Local families and small business owners in Nepal have contacted Brisbane charity Upower and are asking business owners in Australia for support, flood recovery advice and business coaching to help them to recover from the flooding, re-build Nepal and to form lasting business relationships.
Our aim is to raise $15,000 to send outstanding local small business owners and small business experts to Nepal to organise workshops to help them to re-build the country.
Upower Leadership Program is a not for profit social enterprise that is training, coaching and empowering entrepreneurs, especially women in business and leadership in Australia and overseas. Upower has run business workshops for hundreds of business owners in Australia and overseas and formed strong relationships with many overseas organisations.
If you'd like to do your part to help Nepal recover from natural disaster and sponsor the Upower trip to Nepal as a company or an organisation we have an amazing sponsorship package that helps you to market your company ready for you.
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