The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul and Caritas’ joint effort to build 300 houses in Nepal

by | Feb 7, 2023 | Disasters and Responses, News, Society of St. Vincent de Paul

The initiative took place after the 2015 earthquake.

The devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal in 2015 left 8,844 confirmed deaths, more than 20,000 injured, 600,000 houses fully destroyed, and more than 280,000 houses partially damaged.

During this time, the International General Council of the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP) helped the affected people of Bulung Village (Dolakha District) rebuild the village qwith about 300 houses… and did this to support Caritas Nepal. We also supported the installation of drinking water systems to these households. Altogether, SSVP spent around 800 000 euros in earthquake relief.

During the visit to Nepal made by the International President General , Brother Renato Lima de Oliveira, on January 14th and 15th, a special certificate was delivered to the International General Council, and it will be placed in the world headquarters in Paris. The certificate is an acknowledgement of the Society’s partnership with Caritas Nepal in helping the people affected by the disaster, and for supporting Caritas Nepal in the development of various social services.

President Lima de Olivira sated: “I want to thank all the countries that make up our Confederation, for having, in 2015, sent the economic resources necessary for the CGI to effect this collaboration with Caritas, and thus we were able to help hundreds of people in Nepal”.

Brother Johnson Varghese
International Territorial Vice President Asia 1



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