On 25 April 2015 a major earthquake of 7.8 on the Richter scale shook Nepal, followed by many significant aftershocks. By Tuesday 28 April the official death toll exceeded 4,800. The epicenter was in the district of Gorkha. Pine Manor alumna, Bishnu Pariyar (’04), founded and runs a rural development organization that seeks to empower lower caste women in Nepal. Many of the EDWON project villages are in Gorkha.
The Pine Manor community keeps Bishnu, her organization, and all the people of Nepal in our thoughts. You can learn more about how to help from the EDWON website: http://www.edwon.org/earthquake-response/