On April 25, 2015 the world learned of the devastation caused by the severe earthquake that hit Nepal. More than 9,000 people were killed and 22,000 injured by this single event. With equally devastating property and infrastructure damage Nepal was in need of the world's help with a post-earthquake health crisis and rebuilding.
Artur Moreira initially contemplated a locally-based Newark fundraising relief effort to provide funds to support one of the various relief organizations. However, in past natural disasters, Artur had seen certain top-heavy organizations raise significant funds but the funds did not always flow down effectively to where they would be put to the fullest, best and timeliest use. This
section chronicles some timely, well-planned and efficient steps where in short time a permanent home re-building plan in a small Nepal village was implemented and remains today.