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On April, 25 2015 a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the country of Nepal. More than 8,000 people have been killed and many thousands are still missing in this poor and mountainous country where entire villages have been flattened, leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.

There have been more than 250 aftershocks and rebuilding will take decades.

May 15th, 2015 Headwaters Relief sent a team of volunteers to respond to the earthquake in Nepal. Our team of mental health experts provided training and support for early responders. They also went into villages to help children and adults in the communities affected by the earthquakes that struck physically and mentally start to rebuild their lives.

Our team was supported by volunteers in Minnesota who helped pack and prep medical supplies, vitamins, food and water cleaning supplies that were distributed.

Rebuilding Nepal will take decades, you can help. Please support our efforts by making a donation.

  • Headwaters Doctor Aids Rural Health in His Native Nepal - By Dr. Roshan Khatri Recently, our hospital organized a health camp at a place called Bamti Bhandar, a beautiful but remote location bordering the Everest region. It was a three-day camp where we provided free general health care, dental, ophthalmological and physical therapy services. We also distributed free medicines to the public. It was a huge success – 556 patients turned out in three days, some even walked more than 10...
  • Nepal volunteer shoveling dirt An Interview with Nepal Interpreter Sarah Shrestha - On April 23, 2015, Sarah Shrestha did her first bungee jump. The next day was her birthday. Then, on April 25, an 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck her native Nepal, killing some 8,000 people and injuring 22,000. These events stand as a bookmark in the memory of this young women who lives in Banepa, in the Kavre District of Nepal. Sarah came to Headwaters through the Scheer Memorial Hospital, one of...
  • A Driven Passion to Bring Healthcare to Rural Nepal: An Interview with Dr. Roshan Khatri - As the only permanent physician in Jiri, Dolakha, a remote area on the trekking route to the Everest region and near the epicenter of the April 25th earthquake and aftershocks that killed 8,000, Dr. Roshan Khatri says that the experience following the quake shaped his life. Headwaters Relief Organization had the privilege of working with Roshan during its work in Nepal in 2015 and 2016. He also joined Headwaters as...
  • Headwaters Brings Psychological Expertise to Nepal - In spite of minor earthquakes and challenging mountain terrain, Headwaters volunteers made an impact during their February 2016 relief trip to Nepal, responding to the need to help this nation recover following major earthquakes that caused widespread damage a year ago. This was the second trip for Headwaters to this remote country where isolated villages still struggle to rebuild. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Headwaters team members presented a workshop for...