I asked our dear friends @ Possible Health, working in rural Nepal, how we
could help. This is from Ryan Schwarz. Please pass on and help spread the
word. The US Government to date has sent over $1 million, but the estimated
economic toll has been project to be upwards of $10 billion.
From Ryan --
" Sunny! thanks so much for your email - nearly our entire team is located
in rural Far-Western Nepal for a leadership summit (more than 200 km from
the epicenter). There was no damage directly here, and the team here is
safe. We unfortunately have not yet reached all of our team members who
live in Kathmandu.
We are mostly cut off from updates as phone lines are jammed and internet
has gone out. At this time, the depth of the disaster is not known and we
are having a hard time accessing information. But the little bit of news
and insights we are gathering from friends, family, and colleagues suggests
that this is a major disaster -- one that will require a thoughtful,
dedicated, and fast response of a very large scale.
The coming days are a critical moment to save lives, and to provide food,
shelter and basic needs to those who have lost so much.
*Possible* is working with the America Nepal Medical Foundation (ANMF) to
raise funds for relief efforts immediately. Please consider donating today (
we'd be deeply appreciative if you could pass along to your network as
Thank you for your concern again. Nepal will need a lot of concern and
partners committed to rebuilding from this event.
with hope and optimism for tomorrow - best, ryan"
*Sandeep P. Kishore M.D/Ph.D*