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Religious congregations lead Nepal earthquake aid

The Nepal Jesuit Social Institute (NJSI) has launched projects of rehabilitation and reconstruction – Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Program Nepal – to serve the survivors of the earthquake.

 
Nepal: 

The Apostolic Vicariate of Nepal reported that the religious congregations in Nepal are at the forefront committed to helping victims of the April 25 earthquake which devastated the country.

The Congregation of the Sisters of Jesus are among the most active orders. In Gorkha and Kathmandu they have opened their facilities and schools for the displaced. The School of Santa Maria in Kathmandu organized aid with the help of parents, students, and staff in providing basic needs for six villages affected around the Kathmandu valley,as part of the rescue operation.

The Nepal Jesuit Social Institute (NJSI) has launched projects of rehabilitation and reconstruction – Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Program Nepal – to serve the survivors of the earthquake. The Institute organized medical camps and distributed relief materials in the most affected areas.Besides giving support to more than 6,827 families totalling over 30,000 people,the NJSI provided teaching materials, furniture, stationery and books to 23 schools operating in nine districts which were most affected by the earthquake. The Jesuits are also helping farmers by providing seeds and tools.

The Congregation of the Fathers of St. Teresa (Little Flower Society) are focused primarily on helping the indigenous population of Chepang. A special Commission for rehabilitation has prepared a program of aid, while religious and volunteers of the congregation work tirelessly in partnership with the Archdiocese of Mumbai, India. So far they have helped more than 2,100 indigenous families.

Source: Agenzia Fides

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