After the worst earthquake in 80 years struck Nepal Saturday, Latter-day Saint Bishnu Adhikari along with CHOICE Humanitarian are on the scene to help those affected. Adhikari, whom many will recognize after he was featured on the Church’s documentary Meet the Mormons, is now “working with the Nepal government to unite with them in developing a coordinated response and relief effort,” according to the nonprofit’s Facebook page.
“Our stateside staff and team of experts are actively coordinating efforts locally to see that we have a comprehensive plan to help out in this area that we have worked in for so long and that means so much to CHOICE Humanitarian and those connected with us,” they share.
For the last 32 years, the Utah-based company worked to end extreme poverty by teaching leadership skills to help people become self-sufficient. However, in light of the recent tragedy, the group has repurposed their work.
“Our team [in Nepal] is working to verify that all family and villages we are connected to are safe or otherwise assess their needs,” the group shared on their Nepal earthquake support page.
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Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.