A massive magnitude-7.9 earthquake has devastated Nepal – USGS estimates human casualties to cross 10,000 and economic losses of more than Nepal’s GDP ($19.3 Billion in 2013).

Context

The Nepali Students’ Association at MIT (MITeri) is joining hands with Help Nepal Network (HeNN) USA, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization working in Nepal since 1999, to support humanitarian efforts on the ground. With this fund, the Nepal team will procure relief materials such as tents, food, and water, and organize transportation to dispatch items to the affected areas as soon as possible. We seek your contribution in immediate, intermediate and long-term relief and recovery efforts.

Donations

$37107 of $100K
$17159 + $6389.92 + $8558 + $5000
Web + Booth + GoFundMe + Checks
$50
Margo Collett
9 months ago
This is a holiday gift for Jeffrey Ravel, Head of the History Section
$75
Anonymous
10 months ago
In celebration of Naomi Baskins-Ravel\'s Bat Matzvah on October 31, 2015 (please notify her at 49 Kilgore Ave., Medford, MA 02155
$175
Jada Guo
11 months ago
I would like to donate my Birthday Party Gift to Nepal\'s Earthquake victims. It takes a long time to rebuild homes. Wish you all the best!
$50
Ted McKinnon
1 year ago
$200
Anonymous
1 year ago
$159
Anonymous
1 year ago
Class Donation
$40
Harold Kyle
1 year ago
Proceeds from EMBA \'16 shirt sale, part 2 of 3
$25
C. David Stuber
1 year ago
Class of \'57, Course II. I have been to Nepal three times - in \'98, \'00 and in \'05.
$100
Seth Goldstein
1 year ago
Great Work!
$10
Anonymous
1 year ago
$50
Anonymous
1 year ago
$100
Satya & Rachel Misra
1 year ago
Best wishes and prayers for meaningful and timely relief efforts.
$200
Asad Madni
1 year ago
$50
Michael Brown
1 year ago
$110
Claudia Doblinger
1 year ago
$500
Richard Hynes
1 year ago
$30
Marvin Palavicini
1 year ago
$30
Anonymous
1 year ago
$210
Harold Kyle
1 year ago
Proceeds from EMBA \'16 shirt sale, part 1 of 3
$50
Sok and Murali Annavaram
1 year ago
Our friend at MIT told us about this organization.
$300
Achamma Chandersekaran
1 year ago
In Memory of my husband, C.S. Chandersekaran
$100
Anonymous
1 year ago
$20
Anonymous
1 year ago
$25
Patricia Weinmann
1 year ago
$20
European Club
1 year ago
$25
Aboubacar Traore
1 year ago
$25
Anonymous
1 year ago
$75
Hanieh Hassanzadeh
1 year ago
$100
Kat Donnelly
1 year ago
We are also sending lots of prayers.
$25
Molly Tankersley
1 year ago
$40
Masoud Shafa
1 year ago
$50
Renee Robins
1 year ago
I would give more but have already donated via Save the Children. Nepal is such a beautiful country, and my heart goes out to the Nepalese.
$15
Anonymous
1 year ago
$20
Anonymous
1 year ago
$100
Jessica Karnis
1 year ago
$5
Anonymous
1 year ago
$200
Anonymous
1 year ago
$50
U. V.
1 year ago
$50
European Club
1 year ago
$20
Maxine Jonas
1 year ago
$20
Will DeKrey
1 year ago
$5
Gita Perkins
1 year ago
$200
Anonymous
1 year ago
$50
European Club
1 year ago
I really hope the money goes directly to the ones in need at Nepal and not the government or non-profit overheads. Thank you so much
$30
Anonymous
1 year ago
$5
Anonymous
1 year ago
$100
Anonymous
1 year ago
$50
changjin hong
1 year ago
I hope they recover soon from the earthquake.
$15
Anonymous
1 year ago
Thank you for organizing!
$412
Anonymous
1 year ago
These are the funds raised by the 15.S10 class
$500
Dean Minor
1 year ago
$20
Anonymous
1 year ago
My heart goes out to all who were affected by this disaster
$25
Anonymous
1 year ago
$10
Naoki Matsunaga
1 year ago
As a Japanese, I wanted to help people who suffered from earthquake.
$50
European Club
1 year ago
$20
Lily Keyes
1 year ago
$35
Anonymous
1 year ago
$20
Katsuhiro Nose
1 year ago
$20
Yoong Keok Lee
1 year ago
$50
Adetayo, O Bamiduro
1 year ago
God bless Nepal
$35
European Club
1 year ago
$20
Anonymous
1 year ago
$50
Dominique Altarejos
1 year ago
Thinking of all those in Nepal
$25
Clare Abreu
1 year ago
$50
Anonymous
1 year ago
$20
Lynne Levine
1 year ago
$20
Alex Whigham
1 year ago
$20
European Club
1 year ago
$250
Anonymous
1 year ago
$10
Anonymous
1 year ago
$10
Anonymous
1 year ago
$100
Yogish Gopala
1 year ago
$100
Anonymous
1 year ago
$20
Anonymous
1 year ago
$25
Alexander Subtelny
1 year ago
$10
Juan Castrillon
1 year ago
$30
Anonymous
1 year ago
$35
Anonymous
1 year ago
$50
Jenny Chen
1 year ago
$20
Anonymous
1 year ago
$50
European Club
1 year ago
$30
Zichao Du
1 year ago
$108
Anonymous
1 year ago
$50
Moe Thida
1 year ago
I felt so sorry for this disaster happened to Nepalese people. Wish you can build up shortly.
$25
Anonymous
1 year ago
$16
Anonymous
1 year ago
$50
Jonathan Tebes
1 year ago
$50
European Club
1 year ago
$50
Anonymous
1 year ago
$100
Alan Turetsky
1 year ago
Hopefully all the money will go directly to the people who were victims of this deadly disaster.
$10
Deborah Pohlmann
1 year ago
$30
Michelle Victora
1 year ago
$75
John and Leslie Lamar
1 year ago
$5
Anonymous
1 year ago
$100
Anonymous
1 year ago
Thanks so much for setting this up, just so devastating.
$30
Jennifer Tang
1 year ago
$20
Anonymous
1 year ago
$50
Julian Wright
1 year ago
$5
Nina Yang
1 year ago
$25
European Club
1 year ago
$10
European Club
1 year ago
$64
Yu-Pu Wang
1 year ago
$150
Anonymous
1 year ago
$10
Matthew Orton
1 year ago
$25
Anonymous
1 year ago
$100
Subarna Basnet
1 year ago
$500
Anonymous
1 year ago
$100
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1 year ago
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Bernd Widdig
1 year ago
$100
William Doerr
1 year ago
$50
Anonymous
1 year ago
$50
reese joshi
1 year ago
$100
Anonymous
1 year ago
$5
Michelle Anand
1 year ago
$20
European Club
1 year ago
$2
Anonymous
1 year ago
$5
European Club
1 year ago
$50
European Club
1 year ago
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Anne McCants
1 year ago
$50
Srivatsa Bhat
1 year ago
$100
Igor Kadota
1 year ago
$25
Anonymous
1 year ago
$25
Anonymous
1 year ago
$250
Anonymous
1 year ago
$10
Ezgi Karaca
1 year ago
$100
Shicong Xie
1 year ago
$5
European Club
1 year ago
$10
Anonymous
1 year ago
N
$50
Yoon Jung
1 year ago
$20
European Club
1 year ago
$20
Deanna Buttaro
1 year ago
$50
Anonymous
1 year ago
$10
Anonymous
1 year ago
$200
Hao Zhang
1 year ago
$20
Anonymous
1 year ago
$25
Anonymous
1 year ago
$50
Anonymous
1 year ago
$10
Anonymous
1 year ago
God bless you and all is and will be well
$50
European Club
1 year ago
$25
European Club
1 year ago
$25
Anonymous
1 year ago
$50
European Club
1 year ago
$10
Anonymous
1 year ago
$8
Jessie Zhao
1 year ago
$20
European Club
1 year ago
To be matched by the European Club
$100
Gregory Stephanopoulos
1 year ago
Happy to help
$50
European Club
1 year ago
$20
Emir Aviles Pagan
1 year ago
$10
European Club
1 year ago
$50
Anonymous
1 year ago
$50
Anonymous
1 year ago
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Anonymous
1 year ago
$100
Gerry Cronin
1 year ago
$25
Andre Rachik
1 year ago
$100
Anonymous
1 year ago
$100
Shailesh Gongal
1 year ago
Great job MITeri!!
$20
Anonymous
1 year ago
$50
Jeremy Gregory
1 year ago
$10
European Club
1 year ago
$20
Anonymous
1 year ago
$100
Anonymous
1 year ago
$50
Anonymous
1 year ago
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Ali-Amir Aldan
1 year ago
$200
Anonymous
1 year ago
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Alexandra Naba
1 year ago
$100
Anonymous
1 year ago
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1 year ago
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Elizabeth Alvarez
1 year ago
$100
Anonymous
1 year ago
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Zareen Choudhury
1 year ago
$10
Anonymous
1 year ago
$200
Sandeep Niwas
1 year ago
$30
Paul Garzon
1 year ago
$50
Michael Carter
1 year ago
$50
Carman Li
1 year ago
$5
Anonymous
1 year ago
$50
Erika Korowin
1 year ago
$30
Xu Zhang
1 year ago
Wish Nepal all the best!
$100
Erinc Hallacli
1 year ago
$40
Elana Berger
1 year ago
$30
Rebecca Taft
1 year ago
$20
Anonymous
1 year ago
$10
Anonymous
1 year ago
$10 may not be much, but if everyone donates even just a few dollars, it will all add up!
$50
Mengran Xue
1 year ago
$20
Anonymous
1 year ago
$50
Anonymous
1 year ago
$100
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1 year ago
$30
Shachar Itzhaky
1 year ago
$10
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1 year ago
$10
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1 year ago
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1 year ago
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1 year ago
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1 year ago
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Francisco caballero
1 year ago
$100
Anonymous
1 year ago
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Joseph Hirsh
1 year ago
$100
Anonymous
1 year ago
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Thomas Poinot
1 year ago
$100
Anonymous
1 year ago
$40
Anonymous
1 year ago
$20
Linh Le
1 year ago
$100
Anonymous
1 year ago
$100
Eugene Oh
1 year ago
$30
Shreya Saxena
1 year ago
$200
Alex C
1 year ago
For Nepal Earthquake Relief
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Lily Zhang
1 year ago
$20
Anthony Souffrant
1 year ago
$100
Anonymous
1 year ago
$20
Mike Lu
1 year ago
$50
David Benjamin
1 year ago
$75
Chris Burge
1 year ago
Our hearts are with you
$300
Anonymous
1 year ago
This includes a contribution from my father who wanted to help out too. Thoughts and prayers with Nepal.
$25
Anonymous
1 year ago
$50
Qingkai Liang
1 year ago
Be strong! Everything will be fine!
$15
Anonymous
1 year ago
$200
Christine Pilcavage
1 year ago
Prayers across the miles. We are all thinking of you.
$20
Anonymous
1 year ago
$1
Anonymous
1 year ago
$5
Lucy Yang
1 year ago
$50
Marzieh Parandehgheibi
1 year ago
$50
Anonymous
1 year ago
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Steve Pieper
1 year ago
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1 year ago
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1 year ago
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1 year ago
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Anonymous
1 year ago
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Georgia-Evangelia Katsargyri
1 year ago
$3
Ketian Zhang
1 year ago
Bless
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Anonymous
1 year ago
$50
Anonymous
1 year ago
$10
Anonymous
1 year ago
$500
Anonymous
1 year ago
$10
Anonymous
1 year ago
#NepalStrong
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Anonymous
1 year ago
$25
Anonymous
1 year ago
thank you for doing this. prayers to Nepal.
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Chau Vu
1 year ago
I am very sorry to hear the news and hope Nepal survivors will soon recover from their losses.
$50
Megan Bonney
1 year ago
$20
Anonymous
1 year ago
$100
Anonymous
1 year ago
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Leslie Price
1 year ago
$100
Anonymous
1 year ago
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Anonymous
1 year ago
$10
Thanh Nguyen
1 year ago
hope it helps Nepal a bit
$20
Lorraine Ling
1 year ago
$100
Anonymous
1 year ago
$25
Anasuya Mandal
1 year ago
$20
Emily Moberg
1 year ago
$20
Anonymous
1 year ago
$25
Chandrani Mondal
1 year ago
My heart goes out to Nepal.
$20
Anonymous
1 year ago
$10
Anonymous
1 year ago
Let the world be as one
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Rebekah Bjork
1 year ago
$20
Anonymous
1 year ago
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Chinmay Hegde
1 year ago
$25
Anonymous
1 year ago
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Anonymous
1 year ago
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Nadia Polikarpova
1 year ago
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Veronica Thom
1 year ago
$10
Anonymous
1 year ago
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Matthew & Annamarie Hoey
1 year ago
$100
Berthold Horn
1 year ago
$10
Anonymous
1 year ago
$10
Anonymous
1 year ago
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Anonymous
1 year ago
$100
Jessica Fujimori
1 year ago
$100
Dr & Mrs Jose Alanis
1 year ago
$100
Jeff Ravel
1 year ago
Excellent work, MITeri!
$20
Carol Carol
1 year ago
$10
Surya Tripathi
1 year ago
#PrayingForNepal
$20
Christina McMellon
1 year ago
$1
Anonymous
1 year ago
Stay strong Nepal! We will bounce back!

Updates

'Hack-for-Nepal Buildathon'

Posted 1 year ago
In conjunction with MIT Media Lab, MITeri co-hosted Hack for Nepal, a hackathon-inspired brainstorming session to discuss and share ideas for Nepal’s recovery, on May 1. You can read the featured story on Medium. A follow-up session will soon be organized in the near future, details of which will be posted here. Tech-savvy members of the MIT community and beyond are welcome to attend.

Latest Updates from Help Nepal Network

Posted 1 year ago
Our partner organization for dispatching relief supplies to the hardest-hit districts, Help Nepal Network (HeNN), has been providing updates on a regular basis via their Facebook page. Help Nepal Network uses its own Trust Fund to cover administrative costs so that every penny you donate goes towards sending tents, food, medical supplies and other necessities to the affected areas. You can review their overhead policy here. We encourage you to follow their progress on the ground and help MITeri continue its fundraising efforts. Please share our link with your friends, colleagues and family members. When possible, please ask your company to match the charitable donation. Thank you.

Relief efforts on ground

Posted 1 year ago
The organization that we are sending 100 percent of our processed donations, Help Nepal Network (HeNN), is actively working on ground to supply relief materials. All the donations go to charity and not to administrative costs. We are regularly communicating with them about their efforts. Read this latest update from HeNN's facebook page that details their work on May 2nd and 3rd. To read updates about their work before that, see their facebook page. For further updates, please like the page.

Thank you!

Posted 1 year ago
We are being overwhelmed by the support and efforts shown by the MIT community. We have almost reached one-fourth of our goal. We would like to thank MISTI-India, MIT Music and Theater Arts, MIT Ohms, Japanese Association at MIT, MIT European club, and other groups that have supported us in our fundraising efforts.   Beyond groups, the support of individual MIT students is incredible --vast majority of the donors we have had are students.. Thank you for taking time to donate at booths or online, even with your busy schedule with finals nearing.  

Change in Fundraising Platform

Posted 1 year ago
To comply with MIT internal policies governing the use of student groups in fundraising and to channel 100% of donations to charity without losing contributions to platform and processing fees, we (MITeri) have decided to set up our own website for collecting donations. The initial fundraiser on GoFundMe will stop once it has reached its goal.
The donations you make on this website directly go to Help Nepal Network USA (HeNN), a US-based 501(c)(3) organization that is working on the ground. Given its track record in assisting natural disaster victims in Nepal, commitment to transparency and leadership that includes several MIT alumni, we trust the organization to understand and respond to the needs in the most effective way. We will continue working with HeNN to ensure that the funds are judiciously utilized.
 

Beyond Donations

While the simplest way to help immediate relief is sending money, there are other ways to assist, such as volunteering your skills, technical expertise and labor. Please check these websites, some run by MIT and Harvard Nepali alumni, for more information about the situation on the ground and how you can lend a hand:

We will need your continued support in the long road to recovery and reconstruction. Thank you.

Events

Booths

Posted 1 year ago
Our booths will be set up at MIT in student center on Monday and Tuesday and in lobby 10 on Wednesday, to collect funds in cash, techcash, Venmo, and debit/credit cards. We will be there until 5 pm on Wednesday, May 6th. For Venmo, you can pay to "MITeri Nepali Student Association".

Contact

Please use the following form or drop a line on miteri@mit.edu to contact us. We will respond as soon as possible.

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