Earthquake Emergency, Nepal

Friends of Maiti Nepal is collecting and disseminating support to Maiti Nepal from the US donors and others worldwide. Earthquake orphans and other displaced women and children who are severely at risk for human trafficking are now being sheltered and cared for at Maiti Nepal. Young girls from Sindhupalchowk and other hardest-hit areas are particularly vulnerable to sex and labor trafficking in the post-earthquake emergency. When possible, those young ones most at-risk are being sheltered at Maiti Nepal.


Donate Now

Funding is urgently needed to care for these children.  Your contribution will go directly to Maiti's relief efforts. A donation made to Friends of Maiti Nepal is the direct way to get earthquake relief to this experienced and reputable organization which has been working in rescue and rehabilitation of victims for 22 years. We rely on your help during this emergency.

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Earthquake Report, Maiti Nepal

Nepal is in a state of devastatation. The New cameras have gone home, but the emergency is not over. In the absence of other help, Maiti Nepal is picking up the pieces, making sure that young girls do not get lost or stolen during this time of chaos, and ensuring that shelter, medical care, nutrition and education are not interrupted.

Much of rural Nepal in the areas around Mt. Everest and near the border to Tibetan China is still living in the open, sheltered only by  plastic tarps. The rainy season is arriving and landslides are a grave danger.

 Life at Maiti Nepal in Kathmandu continues to be significantly disrupted. The ongoing hardships can be mitigated by financial help from abroad.

Maiti Nepal facilities are all in need of repair (broken windows in particular.) Replacement computer equipment is urgently needed as well.

Please use the Donate Now button on this page. Tag your donation *earthquake relief*.  Namaste. Thank you. Bless you.


Working together to combat girl sex trafficking in Nepal

Friends of Maiti Nepal is the official US representative of Maiti Nepal. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the human rights crisis of girl sex-trafficking by supporting Maiti Nepal in its work of prevention, interception, rescue and rehabilitation of victims; and criminal prosecution of perpetrators.

Some of Maiti Nepal's most trailblazing work is on surveillance of the border crosssings between Nepal and India. See slide show at right. Here young women from Maiti (former trafficking victims) work in cooperation with police - watching for suspicious activity, intervening when they see it, and rescuing over 2,ooo girls this year alone, before they could be sold to brothels [more]

20,000 girls a year are trafficked in Nepal

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Girls and young women living in areas shown in red are at highest risk for sex trafficking.


Earthquake damage at Maiti Nepal's Hospice / Chronic Care Center


Anuradha Koirala comforts a toddler frightened by aftershocks.


This infant was only 2 days old when the earthquake struck. Homeless postpartum mom and baby are now living at Maiti Nepal.


The buildings at Maiti are not safe; powerful aftershocks are felt as Anuradha's girls try to sleep outdoors.


Local supporters and well wishers in Nepal are beginning to bring much-needed rice, lentils, and noodles to Maiti.

Safe Haven

16 children from a Sanskrit School were given safe haven at Maiti Nepal after their dormitory was destroyed in the earthquake.


Some children are so numbed by their trauma that they need individual encouragement to eat or take their medicine.


It seems that Anuradha Koirala is everywhere — she knows that morale is just as important as food and water.

When an injured homeless postpartum mother is discharged from the hospital, she needs a safe place for herself and her baby. Maiti Nepal takes them in.


"Please tell the world about my girls." -Anuradha Koirala