Following the devastating earthquakes in Nepal in spring 2015, Serrv has continued to respond to the needs of artisans and their families.
One Nepalese partner we work closely with is Get Paper Cooperative. Get Paper’s artisans make beautiful paper products including our jewelry boxes and scarf envelopes. We originally sent funds to help rebuild and furnish a rural school north of Kathmandu that was ruined by the earthquakes. The new school is earthquake-resistant, and more than 200 children now attend class in four new classrooms.
Our more recent donations were used to expand a food program in an urban school, after it was determined that young students desperately needed more nutrition. Get Paper built a new hall and purchased tables, cooking utensils and other supplies with our funds. Now 80 children are able to both attend school and receive nutritious food.
Get Paper Cooperative consistently focuses on the education of girls as a means to prevent human trafficking and to improve economic security. They often provide families with a small stipend if they allow their daughter(s) to attend school. They are proud of the fact that most
of the students in both of these schools are girls.