A year ago, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal leaving 8,000 casualties and thousands more homeless. With the help of 1,392 volunteers, All Hands Volunteers contributed to the rebuild of 359 homes and schools in one year.
David shares what it was like for him and his family as they experienced the earthquake. There are 11 family members total and they were all huddled under one roof.
Watch the story of one village's remarkable hope along their road to recovery after Cyclone Winston.
A year ago, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal leaving 8,000 casualties and thousands more homeless. All Hands Volunteers is rebuilding schools in the Nuwakot district of Nepal.
As part of the All Hands On Everest Challenge, All Hands Volunteers takes a team of 20 adventurers to Everest Base Camp in partnership with Explore Himalaya. The trekking industry is integral to Nepal’s economy and was deeply affected by the earthquake. The All Hands on Everest Challenge not only allows us to raise funds to physically rebuild the lives of many but also enables us to support an industry that needs every boost it can get. All proceeds of the fundraiser are used to help the people of Nepal recover from the devastating earthquakes in 2015.
Fueled by nearby Hurricane Joaquin, the October 2015 North American Storm Complex caused historic river and flash flooding across South Carolina of over 9 feet in some areas; flooding homes, businesses, and entire towns. Twenty-five people lost their lives as a result.
The 23 year old lost her two sons and mother-in-law during the earthquake. Her remaining daughter was crushed in the rubble, but survived.
Rafe, the 57 year old British Army veteran, fought alongside Nepali Gurkha soldiers and came to volunteer in Nepal to commemorate his time in the service.
During the earthquake, Thakur ran 2 hours home to find his nine month old daughter crushed by a rock. He could not afford the surgery to save her in time.
As we become immersed in the warm and welcoming communities of Fiji, volunteers develop activities to foster more community engagement. These activities include sports events, games, and art with children as well as music and dancing in the evenings. Here, the team has fun making art with the children of Driti Village.
For the past 27 months, All Hands Volunteers has been working to help the people of Leyte recover from the destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. We salute the the people of Leyte and Samar for their resilience and strength in the face of adversity and celebrate the hard work and wisdom gained from our 1282 volunteers from 66 countries! Well done Team Leyte!
When the earthquake struck, Mariela was seven months’ pregnant and visiting the local town of San Vicente. A single mother, Mariela and her daughter Kaishe shared Mariela’s parents’ home with eight other family members. Her family were unharmed, but returning to what remained of their home was a huge shock for all of them. "There were bricks everywhere, on top of everything, I can’t bear to think what might have happened if we had been at home that day." After the difficulties of the past few months, Mariela cannot believe they will now have a home to call their own, and is relieved to know that her daughters will have a safe space in which to play and grow.
To continue helping families recover from the earthquake, AHV has shifted to longer-term assistance through our home construction project, called "Manos a la Costa". This project employs skilled, local workers and international volunteers to build homes for the most vulnerable families in San Miguel de Briceño, a community in the Manabí province. Here's a glimpse of the team in action.