DEEPA | Nepal
In April of 2015, 11-year-old Deepa and her family lost their home in Nepal during a 7.8-magnitute earthquake, which also killed more than 8,000. The family fled to an evacuation campground, along with hundreds of other displaced families.
Deepa, her mother, and sisters had to share a tent with others. There was no food or water supply, and the environment was incredibly unsanitary.
When our child sponsorship program staff found Deepa, she was sick and had not been able to bathe in several days.
Through Prison Fellowship Nepal, and our other staff on the ground, we provided Deepa and her family with food, drink, and two large tents where they could live together until permanent housing was available.
Deepa’s mother told the volunteers that their aid helped her trust God more with their uncertain future.