The 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25th April 2015 had life changing consequences for almost everybody living in Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the world. Thousands were killed and millions of people across Nepal were left homeless.
The Country That Shook is raising money to support people who are literally rebuilding their lives following the natural disaster.
It has been created by Sophie Maliphant, a graphic designer who experienced the quake first hand.At the heart of the project is a children’s book, which has a rhyming narrative and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations. It is the story of a young girl, caught up in the catastrophe, who discovers the surprising cause of the quake and has to bravely stand up for her country to stop the shaking.There is also an A2 print, inspired by the story.And a screen-printed T-shirt.
All of the products are available to buy now in the online shop.
In June 2016, The Country That Shook has partnered with The Gurkha Welfare Trust (registered charity number: 1103669) to support Shree Barbot Lower Secondary School. The school teaches 199 children from nursery through to year 8. It was very badly damaged in the earthquake and children have been going to school in a dangerous building for over a year. Four classrooms, a toilet block and a proper water supply will be reconstructed.
The Country That Shook will fund the building of one of the classrooms, the toilets and the water supply which is incredible. We are very proud to be supporting such a worthwhile cause with such an incredible charity.
As of February 2017 the foundations are in and the build continues! All supplies are brought up the mountain using donkeys and mules as there are no roads!
A Kickstarter campaign in 2015 ensured that the production of all our merchandise is funded so now every single penny that you spend will go to Nepal through The Gurkha Welfare Trust (excluding P&P of course).
We’d love to hear from you and for you to support us in any way that you can.
P.S. Check out this video to explain the project.