Meagan Cain, Humanitarian Relief in Nepal
Meagan Cain is a current Pollination Project grantee and the founder of Girls Moving Mountains in Kumari, Nepal. In her most recent project, Humanitarian Relief in Nepal, Meagan is providing Kumari residents with essential medical supplies in the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes that struck in April and May of 2015.
Following the quakes, many of Kumari’s residents found themselves living in the rubble of their former homes. As they have begun to rebuild their lives by re-purposing building materials from the debris, incidences of serious injury and infection from the lack of first aid supplies have skyrocketed.
With local clinics overwhelmed and very little government aid able to reach Nepal’s mountainous regions, Meagan plans to equip locals with the knowledge and supplies they need to provide community members with basic medical treatment.
Working in collaboration with healthcare providers and volunteers at Health and Education for Nepal (HEN) Meagan will purchase and distribute first aid/hygiene kits to 100 families from the area, as well as providing them with instruction in basic first aid procedures.
GRANT AWARD DATE: August 3, 2015