October 16, 2018
Blog – Giant cauliflower harvest: hard work and hard cash pay off in Nepal
After the earthquake, the generosity of the UK public toward the people of Nepal was inspiring.
Donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s (DEC) earthquake appeal reached £87 million. The DEC then shared the funds among organisations working in the country, including the British Red Cross.
This plus the equally generous donations to the Red Cross’ own appeal supported us to give over 8,000 people cash grants of around £140. Families used the money to buy seeds, tools and other things they needed to start farming again. Read the full blog on the British Red Cross website and discover more about the impact of cash grants on the livelihoods of people affected by the earthquake in Nepal.