READ Global Blog - The Library Log: On Proverty and Education in Rural Asia

Published: Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Subhadra in front of damaged Nuwakot Center

For Nepali villagers like 86-year-old Subhadra, the long journey has just begun to rebuild a home, a life, and a community following the devastating earthquakes of the past month.


Subhadra Timilsina grew up in Kumari, a rural village in Nuwakot district, where most people were illiterate and lived below the poverty line. She wanted future generations to have the chance at an education that she never had.


When her husband passed away, Subhadra donated her most valuable asset in his honor - their family's land worth $25,000 – so that a READ Center could be built there.

Published: Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Nepal Earthquake

Donate to the Nepal Earthquake Fund
Please donate to READ's Nepal Earthquake Fund. 100% of funds directly support our partner communities and Nepal team so they can provide relief services and information through READ Centers, help families rebuild their lives, and repair damaged Centers.

Published: Friday, 01 May 2015

Nepal Earthquake Fund

Thank you so much for your concern and support for the people of Nepal. If you would like to support READ in our efforts to provide immediate disaster relief, and help our communities rebuild, please consider one of the following actions.

  1. Donate to our Nepal Earthquake Fund: Make a direct donation to get funds as quickly as possible to our Nepal team working on the ground and the communities we serve.

Published: Monday, 11 May 2015

Jhuwani Nuwakot Outreach

We will continue to post updates on this page as we learn more about relief efforts in our partner communities.

*May 12, 2015*

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday morning, killing at least 66 people and injuring 1,000 more. The epicenter was located near Namche Bazaar, northeast of Kathmandu.

Published: Thursday, 30 April 2015

Nepal Home Destroyed

Donate today to help our partner communities rebuild through READ's Nepal Earthquake Fund

As of April 30, over 5,800 are known dead with injuries surpassing 10,000 following the earthquake and subsequent aftershocks that have rocked Nepal. Over 8 million people are in need of humanitarian relief. Much of the Kathmandu Valley has been destroyed, while the news from many of the remote villages where READ Global works remains sparse. Any relief reaching these rural areas is still severely limited.

Thankfully we know that our Kathmandu staff members are safe, as they focus this week on their families and try to return to their homes to assess damage. Due to aftershocks and unstable structures, many are still living in tented camps.

READ has a network of leaders throughout the country and they have stepped up to take action.