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Community Action Nepal

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CAN is a charity that supports Nepalese mountain communities improve health, education and welfare. The charity's ethos is to give help where it is needed and where recipients are happy to put in a significant contribution themselves to reduce "donor dependency". Traditional values are encouraged and CAN has always wished to respond to local need and reflect grass roots community development to empower self help and generate self sufficiency. Thank you for visiting our profile page on MyDonate.  

Community Action Nepal was set up 20 years ago by mountaineer Doug Scott CBE to help support Nepalis living in rural isolation who have asked for help in running health posts, schools and porter rescue shelters. All 40 projects were running well until the earthquakes of 2015 when every one was either destroyed or structurally damaged. Reconstruction work has incorporated earthquake resistant features ensuring that if a building does fall down again the possibility of anyone getting harmed is reduced. And while all the rebuilding work has been going on the day to day health care support and teaching has continued in temporary buildings. Two years on health posts have been repaired/rebuilt and CAN nurses can support their communities in accommodation which is safe and purpose built. Schools have also been repaired although some teaching is still carried out in temporary learning shelters. There is still a lot to do to continue supporting those communities who have asked for help so please donate to support our cause. More information can be found on CAN's website.

Charity No: 1067772

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