On 25 April, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. This has been the worst disaster in Nepal’s recent history resulting in loss of nearly 9,000 lives. Heifer invested $ 4.15 million to support 54,547 families in 13 districts to rebuild their livelihoods and communities.
Following torrential rain in early August of 2014, Nepal suffered flood and landslides in the Tarai region. A total of 25 districts were inundated by the flood. According to the Home Ministry, almost 300 people lost their lives while thousands of families were displaced.
Year 2020 was challenging for Heifer due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and its repercussions but what was more severe was the crisis that loomed in livelihoods of majority of the smallholder farmers, project holders, partners and the marginalized communities that we are working with.