HPN, active in Nepal since 2008 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is responding quickly to the devastating earthquake and aftershocks impacting the larger Kathmandu area. With no overhead, 100% of the funds we receive go directly to meeting the needs of those suffering in Kathmandu. We keep donors updated on our activities so that you can have complete confidence that your contribution is helping those who most need assistance. Your donations are tax deductible.
We are a small, agile organization with direct contact to trustworthy individuals in Kathmandu who oversee the distribution of needed items such as clean water, food, blankets, tents, medical supplies and personal items.
How we Began….
Carmen Berry went to Nepal in August of 2004 to adopt a 3-month old baby girl, expecting a 2 to 3 month process. Due to corruption and political turmoil, Carmen was not able to return to the US with her daughter, Jenee, until June 2, 2006. Carmen lived in Nepal for a majority of that time—with visits from her mother, Mary Ellen Berry, and close friends including Carolyn Rafferty and Rev. Mike Platter. Carolyn visited Nepal, intending to stay for a couple of weeks, and ended up staying 8 months. Together they survived a revolution with violent demonstrations and 13-days of shoot-to-kill curfews that resulted in the ending of the monarchy. After seeing, first-hand, the depth of poverty and the oppression under which women and children are subjected, Hope Partnership Nepal was founded in 2008. HPN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible according to current law.
3 Things to Know About Nepal
1/ Corruption is rampant, so please scrutinize the organizations before donating financial and material assistance. Like other developing countries, such as Haiti, transparent oversight is required, which is why HPN plays an essential role in getting help directly to those in need.
2/ Conditions in Nepal were desperate prior to the earthquake—and are dire due to the recent tragedy. On a normal basis, Kathmandu is plagued with contaminated water and unreliable electrical power. People in earthquake afflicted areas cannot rely on established structures for needed aid, which is why HPN is working through informal, creative channels to get supplies to Kathmandu as quickly as possible.
3/ The situation in Nepal requires long-term engagement, and HPN is here for the long haul. We are responding to the current crisis, and will continue our work long into the future. You are invited to join us in initiating significant change for severely impoverished Nepalese women and children.