Post-Earthquake Relief (2015)

Post-Earthquake Relief (2015)

On April 25, 2015, a 7.9-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal — the largest in over 80 years — and killed nearly 9,000 people, injured over 22,000 and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless. In the months that followed, there were several aftershocks, including a 7.3-magnitude that hit on May 12.

Though the earthquakes’ epicenters were located in the Sindulpolchouk and Gorkha districts, 35 of the 75 districts in Nepal were impacted — decimating around 700,000 homes.

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After the first earthquake, Binod Chaudhary immediately rushed from Chitwan National Park with two of his sons to organize relief efforts in Kathmandu through the Chaudhary foundation. And within hours, the foundation transformed five CG-owned schools in the Kathmandu Valley to humanitarian relief camps.

The foundation mobilized over 50 staff members, 100-plus distributors and countless volunteers and rapidly started providing basic necessities leveraging the Chaudhary Group’s extensive production and distribution networks. During the initial weeks, over 600,000 packets of Wai Wai noodles, 20 tons of ready-to-eat Bhujiya, 10,000 bottles of water and juices were given. Additional resources from the Chaudhary family were employed to provide medical supplies, blankets and doctors.