Kathmandu, Nepal – CSOs and NGOs working in Nepal have come together to address the immediate needs of local communities in districts highly affected by the recent earthquake. To meet the urgent need for tents for earthquake victims, the organizations are calling for donations in order to provide 1000 tents to those most in need in remote areas of Nepal where the organizations work.
The organizations, which normally work to promote local community rights and sustainable forest management, have formed the ‘Green Relief and Rehabilitation Fund for the Earthquake Victims 2015’ – consisting of well-established non-profit organizations working in Nepal. The organizations are: Federation of Community Forestry Users Nepal (FECOFUN), Himalayan Grassroots Women’s Network (HIMWANTI) Nepal, Global Alliance on Community Forestry (GACF), Community Based Forestry Supporter’s Network (COFSUN), Natural Resource Conflict Transformation Centre (NRCTC), Association of Family and Farm Forestry Network (AFFON), Rastriya Dalit Network (RDN) , Forest Action Nepal, Nepal Permaculture group, ASHMITA Nepal and Green Foundation Nepal along with help from RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests.
The organizations have each pledged USD500-1000 toward the fund, but more funding is necessary to address the immediate needs of those with no place to live as a result of the earthquake.
The fund is being coordinated and managed by a group of representatives from the organizations. The district level networks of this groups are working closely with their local contacts to ensure effective local level coordination. The group is currently assessing local needs for the longer-term, to develop a2 strategy for rehabilitation and reconstruction.
To donate to the ‘Green Relief and Rehabilitation Fund for the Earthquake Victims 2015’, directly send deposits to the accounts below or donate online at: http://www.youcaring.com/emergency-fundraiser/help-green-foundation-nepal-deliver-community-relief/346610
Following your donation to the accounts below, please scan and email a copy of your transfer slip, along with your name and address, to Ganesh Karki, [email protected], Bhola Khatiwada, [email protected], or Ghanashyam Pandey, [email protected] so that they can send you a receipt.
Bank account of FECOFUN
Name of account holder: Mr Ganesh Karki (Chair of the ‘Green Relief and Rehabilitation Fund for the Earthquake Victims 2015’)
Saving account no.: 142000326501
Bank name: Rastriya Banijya Bank
New Baneshwor Kathmandu
Swift Code RBBANPKA
Bank Account of Green Foundation Nepal
Name of account holder: Green Foundation Nepal
Account number: 0240060015409
Bank Name: MEGA Bank Nepal Limited,
Bank address: MEGA Bank Nepal Limited
Branch Office, Maitidevi Kathmandu Nepal, Phone 977 1 4419785
SWIFT Code: MBNLNPKA
For more information, contact:
Ghanashyam Pandey, Coordinator, GACF, [email protected], +977 9851002110
Bishnu Hari Poudyal, Country Programme Coordinator, RECOFTC Nepal, [email protected], +977 9851179242
Bharati Pathak, [email protected] , 9851113829
Caroline Liou, Communication Manager, RECOFTC headquarters, Bangkok, [email protected], tel +66 86 067 322