On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal.

Having worked with impoverished communities in Nepal for over 8 years, we were on the ground when the quake hit. And we aren’t leaving.


Sub-districts (VDCs) receiving aid
Active Temporary Learning Spaces
Families that received tin sheeting for emergency shelter
Families receiving food or hygiene support

What did you do today?

"What did you do today?" It's such a mindless question that we all ask. But the answers of Tevel volunteers and community members in post-earthquake Nepal will take your breath away. Producer/Editor/Sound: Nehemiah Stark Cinematographer: Nick Wilson

The Nepal Earthquake- Coordinating Israeli Aid

Tevel is an Israeli NGO that has been working with impoverished communities in Nepal for the past 8 years. Our volunteers and local staff were on the ground and were some of the first responders, able to coordinate other Israeli aid.


Why Tevel was positioned for impact:

  • Ongoing presence in Nepal: Before the earthquake it was our intention to continue our transformative long term work in Nepal. After the disaster our commitment was stronger than ever; we are here to stay.
  • Extensive and committed Nepali staff: Our Nepali staff of 65 includes senior management, financial management and experienced field staff, enabling us to implement complex operations, relief work, and community development, successfully.
  • Intimate knowledge of Nepal and of our specific communities: Enables us to conduct relief work by activating the existing community networks, thus strengthening community structures and preventing dependence.
  • Existing structures in communities: Our existing women’s, youth, teachers’ and farmers’ networks are effective and reliable tools for disseminating knowledge and resources in the affected communities
  • Relationship with local government at the district and village levels: Allows us to receive updated and accurate information from local authorities to prevent replication of assistance efforts and promote coordination and efficiency.
  • Official Status in Nepal: We are recognized by the Nepali government as both an international INGO and local NGO, enabling us to receive funds without excessive bureaucratic complications.

Tevel Earthquake Relief in the Press

For more articles and media on the Nepal earthquake


by Omer Mor, the Tevel Fellowship Program I was there. I was in Nepal on April 25th, and my life changed forever.…

The Hidden Cost of Rebuilding

By Avigayil Heimowitz Last week I visited Ramechhap district, four years from the last time I was in rural Nepal. While walking…

Tevel building shelters and rebuilding livelihoods

Meet Anju Rai- 36, Sunita Rai- 18, Nisha rai-26, their home was destroyed in the earthquake, with the help of Tevel they…

Piles of debris to sturdy shelter

Meet Purna (age 50) Kanchi (age 70) and Asha (age 20) residents of the Mahadev Bhesi Village, which was badly damaged in the…