It’s been a year since disaster struck Nepal. On 25 April 2015 a powerful earthquake left 9,000 people dead, 23,000 people injured and over 900,000 people homeless.

Practical Action is working with the people of Nepal to build back better. Help rebuild homes and lives in Nepal.

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Providing long-term support

But there is still a long way to go. We are continuing to work across the region to help families like Maya’s recover from the disaster.

Please find out more and support our Build Back Better appeal so we can build earthquake-proof homes, install water and energy systems and restore people’s livelihoods so they can continue to earn money and provide for their families.

Stories of survival


10-year-old Maya lives in the village of Ghyachok in the district of Gorkha – at the epicentre of the earthquake. Like many of her friends, she lost everything, including her home. She now lives with her dad in a temporary shelter made up of iron sheets.

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78-year-old Dal sustained a severe head injury during the earthquake which left him in a coma for three weeks. Dal was grazing his two cows up at steep cliff near his village when the earthquake struck. “The last thing I remember was being thrown up in to the air,” he said.

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At the time of the earthquake, Iman, aged 67, was with two of his grandchildren praying in the local church – a short walk downhill from Ghyachok. “The whole building was swaying and started collapsing around me. I was holding onto my prayer mat. I thought I was going to die.”

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26-year-old Sushila was in her house when the earthquake hit. Heavily pregnant, she just managed to escape with her eight-year-old son Jasbin before their house collapsed.

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This is a once in a generation chance for people to build safer, stronger homes. But we need your help. Please donate today to help the people of Nepal.

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