Uterus prolapse – awareness clinic and health project: Supported an education and identification project for Nepali women suffering from the distressing and painful condition of uterine prolapse.
Scholarships and vocational training for widows and children: Provided educational and vocational scholarships for the children of widows and for young widows to learn skills to earn a living.
Training for teen-aged workers: Supported training in English language and employment skills for teen-aged porters and hotel workers at the start of the Everest trek. They were mostly very poor youth from lower areas of Nepal.
Literacy and awareness for remote women: Supported operating costs of literacy classes aimed at empowering women in remote districts, who face severe discrimination during their reproductive cycle and childbirth.
Rural Community Support : Support to Shree Fashelung Community Service (FSS) group in Dolakha district assisted residents by providing hygiene and sanitation kits to every family (1,250) to prevent the spread of disease soon after the earthquake. In Kathmandu, CORE purchased items for the kits including soap, buckets, and towels. Through FSS, we provided ‘new mother packages’ to the local women’s group to distribute and a small fund to help pregnant women get health care at this very vulnerable time.
During the winter after the earthquake, CORE raised funds to facilitate independent youth groups distribution of blankets to families in dire need having lost everything in the disaster. We helped over 4,400 households.