13 July 2015
This year, for the first time ever, we're at Latitude Festival. With the help of our fantastic volunteers, we'll be setting up a huge Nepalese tent for a weekend of activities for all the family. It will be a lot of fun - but it's all for a serious cause. Read on to find out what we'll be doing, and how it will support our work to help rebuild Nepal.
When two devastating earthquakes hit Nepal earlier this year, we were one of the first organisations to respond. Nepal may have slipped from the headlines now, but our work there continues. At Latitude, we'll be showing how we're helping communities in the worst hit areas rebuild secure homes and schools and regain their livelihoods.
Solidarity with Nepal at Latitude
If you're coming to Latitude this year, make sure you visit our tent in the Village where we'll be making flags, drawing henna tattoos, practicing yoga and celebrating Nepalese culture.
Latitude headliners alt-J have collaborated with us on an amazing limited edition t-shirt, which are exclusively available at our Latitude tent this weekend. The t-shirts, which were created in partnership with Latitude organiser Festival Republic, Firebrand merchandise and design agency The Right Side, cost £20 and funds raised by selling the t-shirts will go to support our work to help rebuild Nepal.
"Our temporary shelter has made a huge difference"
The money raised will help support women in Nepal like Mina Kumari. Her family home, which she shared with her husband, two sons and two daughters, collapsed during the first earthquake that hit Nepal.
Mina said: “We built our house 16 years ago by ourselves. We took a loan and worked hard to construct the house.
“It broke my heart when our home collapsed. We had to sleep in a makeshift shelter in a field for days. It was a terrible experience. One night, we were almost cut by a piece of corrugated iron when there were strong winds. We just didn’t feel safe.
“Thanks to ActionAid we now have a temporary shelter, which is more robust.
“We salvaged material from our previous house to construct this house and ActionAid gave us new materials like wood and corrugated iron sheets. Our temporary shelter has made a huge difference to my life. I have a home for my family now and we are safe from the rain and wind."
You can help us #rebuildNepal
We'll be sharing the latest news on our work in Nepal over the coming weeks. If you're not going to Latitude, you can also keep up to date with all the action by following us on Twitter, or keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.
Update: win an alt-J t-shirt!
We’re offering five lucky people the chance to win an amazing alt-J t-shirt! Simply retweet our tweet and we’ll pick five winners at random. Please note that we can only send the t-shirts to people who live in Europe due to shipping costs. Please don’t create multiple accounts, retweet multiple times or go against Twitter’s rules in other ways when taking part - you won’t be eligible to win. We'll announce the winners on Monday 27 July.
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