Who are Helping Hands for Nepal?
Helping Hands for Nepal was created after a devastating earthquake struck in Nepal in April 2015. With another huge earthquake shortly after, many lives were lost and infrastructure and homes were destroyed. When their friends in Nepal organised a relief effort two ladies from York decided to help. They joined an international group of volunteers to trek to a remote part of Nepal and build a school.
The wonderful people of Nepal and its culture touched their hearts and Helping Hands was born. Initially, cashmere pashminas, ponchos and artisan gifts from Nepal were sold through Amadablam Cashmere to support the school and a young girl in Thamel.
Their passion for supporting Nepal fascinated their friends and a team was formed for another project, delayed by Covid the team set off in 2022 to work with a team of local Nepalese builders and painters. The team improved the environments in two schools, Jalpa Devi and Jalpa Shree in the district of Sindhupalchok District
Would you like to know more? Join us at one of our fundraising events and meet some of the team.