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Nepal Earthquake Relief & Rebuilding Efforts

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. Immediate disaster relief: READ Global provides 1.9 million rural Nepalis with critical access to information and resources […]

READ Nepal Earthquake Relief Updates: April-May

We will continue to post updates on this page as we learn more about relief efforts in our partner communities. Click here to donate to our relief fund. Click here for an overview about how READ Global is responding to the earthquakes. *May 12, 2015* A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday morning, killing […]

Libraries in Nepal Provide Support for Earthquake Victims

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 […]

Women in Nepal receive prenatal care via mobile app

In Nepal, it is difficult for expecting mothers to regularly visit their doctors for prenatal health check-ups. They often have to travel a long way on foot to the nearest health clinic, sometimes across very rough terrain. These conditions also make it difficult for local health workers to keep track of patients.   Many Nepali […]

Understanding Your Body – A Practical Guide to Women’s Health in Bhutan

With limited health education available to them, many women in Bhutan do not know basic health and hygiene skills. Some health issues are taught in schools, such as hand washing and cleanliness, but subjects like menstrual health are never part of the school curriculum. Furthermore, 55% of women are illiterate and never attended school, and […]

Digital tools raise awareness on maternal health in Nepal

This article was written as part of the Women Weave the Web campaign of our partner organization WorldPulse, and is written by Sanjana Shrestha, the Nepal Country Director of READ Global. Dol Kumari was born in Nepal, married at age nine, and a mother of two by sixteen. After childbirth, she suffered from uterine prolapse—a […]

Libraries Provide Health Services in India

Health is vital to the prosperity of rural villagers, who are often isolated from critical resources that are only available at hospitals in larger cities. Simple treatments like vaccinations, eye exams, and annual check-ups can make the difference between a child who can’t go to school and one who is engaged in the classroom. To […]

Meet Barsa – “The Library has Become my Hands”

Barsa Silwal is a 39-year-old widowed mother of two from Chitwan, Nepal. When her husband passed away, she struggled to provide food and shelter for her son and daughter. Her single status left her ostracized in her community, and her husband’s family wouldn’t support her because she is a member of a different caste. As […]

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