If you’re thinking about donating to the relief effort for the #NepalEarthquake, here are 3 good options:
1. A relief fund set up by RPCVs: One of the hardest hit villages was used for Peace Corps training, so many of the volunteers have lived there and know the families personally. I donated there because I know they’ll work directly with communities to make sure they get what they need and will spend all the money on relief efforts. https://life.indiegogo.com/fundraisers/1245806…
2. Friends of Maiti Nepal: They protect women and girls from human trafficking. I know and trust them because my student group (Global mHealth Initiative) works closely with them. Their donation page is here: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/1387022 and you can learn more about the organization here: http://www.maitinepal.org/. They’ve been keeping their Facebook page updated with their relief efforts.
3. I did a fellowship with Medic Mobile over the summer and learned first hand how wonderful they are. Since starting with VaxTrac, we’ve been collaborating with their Nepal team because they’ve been there for years. They’ve updated their blog with a list of vetted organizations. You can see that list here: http://medicmobile.org/bl…/nepal-earthquake-how-you-can-help