This week, Nepal was struck by another magnitude 7.3 earthquake, the epicenter of which was in the district adjacent to the Solukhumbu Region where we work.
According to our contacts on the ground and the Nepal government, 80 percent of all schools, homes, and health clinics were destroyed. Due to the complex geography of the Solukhumbu District, officials are still working to collect information from each village, but currently report 250 schools and 4,500 homes have collapsed.
At this time, we have not heard that anyone in our extended community in Nepal was injured, and we are thankful that thus far no fatalities have been reported in the Solukhumbu District.
Additionally, from early reports, our earthbag school and dormitory buildings in Salleri, Basa, and Phuleli were not damaged in either the first or second earthquake.
While we continue to assess the extent of the damage in the region, we will move forward with our efforts to raise funds for the future rebuilding of Nepal, and we are asking for your support! Please consider a donation to our campaign to build back Nepal today.
We thank you for your friendship and kind words at this time.