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Earthquake Strikes West Sumatra

[2009-10-07-int-Indonesia mulls declaring villages mass graves]

Padang: earthquake strikes economy, putting 200,000 jobs at risk

On the afternoon of September 30, 2009, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake stuck West Sumatra, 

killing more than 1,000 people, injuring many thousands more and leaving tens of thousands 

homeless.  The quake was followed by a 6.6  magnitude aftershock 16 hours later.  While the 

quake caused damage within a 200 mile radius, the epicenter was offshore, about 35 miles 

from Pariaman.  More tens of thousands of  homes were destroyed as well as hospitals,

 schools, and places of worship.

 

Friends of Pariaman is responding the overwhelming need in the region by expanding 

its charitable activities to assist residents in rebuilding their lives.  We invite you to join our 

efforts by making a tax deductable contribution today.

 

Secure online credit card donations and donations by check can be made by clicking here.

 

 

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Indonesian earthquake suvivor, Eddy (right) carries a mattress as he pass the ruins of his house in Pariaman, West Sumatera, Indonesia, after a powerful earthquake rocked western Indonesia, 02 October 2009. A magnitude of 7.6 undersea earthquake struck off the western coast of Indonesias Sumatra island, seismologists and television reports said. More than 400 people have died and thousands more were left trapped under rubble  EPA/BAGUS INDAHONO

Indonesian earthquake survivor, Saiful, 9 years old and his brother Aziz, 8 month old stand inside the ruins of their house in Pariaman, West Sumatera, Indonesia, after a powerful earthquake rocked western Indonesia, 02 October 2009. A magnitude of 7.6 undersea earthquake struck off the western coast of Indonesias Sumatra island, seismologists and television reports said. More than 400 people have died and thousands more were left trapped under rubble

Indonesian earthquake survivor, Saiful, 9 years old and his 

brother Aziz, 8 month old stand inside the ruins of their

house in Pariaman, West Sumatra, Indonesia.

 

Indonesian earthquake suvivor, Amir, 12 years old cleans the ruins of his house accompanied by his brother in Pariaman, West Sumatera, Indonesia, after a powerful earthquake rocked western Indonesia, 02 October 2009. A magnitude of 7.6 undersea earthquake struck off the western coast of Indonesias Sumatra island, seismologists and television reports said. More than 400 people have died and thousands more were left trapped under rubble  EPA/BAGUS INDAHONO

Indonesian earthquake suvivor, Amir, 12 years old cleans the ruins of his house 

accompanied by his brother in Pariaman, West Sumatra, Indonesia, 

after a powerful earthquake rocked western Indonesia,  October 2, 2009.

Indonesian earthquake suvivor, Aini, 9 years old dries her pillow on the ruins of her house in Pariaman, West Sumatera, Indonesia, after a powerful earthquake rocked western Indonesia, 02 October 2009. A magnitude of 7.6 undersea earthquake struck off the western coast of Indonesias Sumatra island, seismologists and television reports said. More than 400 people have died and thousands more were left trapped under rubble  EPA/BAGUS INDAHONO

Indonesian earthquake suvivor, Aini, 9 years old dries her pillow 

on the ruins of her house in Pariaman, West Sumatra, Indonesia

 

Indonesian earthquake suvivor, Dafi, 9 years old cares her younger brother in front of the ruins of her house in Pariaman, West Sumatera, Indonesia, after a powerful earthquake rocked western Indonesia, 02 October 2009. A magnitude of 7.6 undersea earthquake struck off the western coast of Indonesias Sumatra island, seismologists and television reports said. More than 400 people have died and thousands more were left trapped under rubble  EPA/BAGUS INDAHONO

Indonesian earthquake suvivor, Dafi, 9 years old cares her younger brother

 in front of the ruins of her house in Pariaman, West Sumatra, Indonesia.  

 

Indonesian earthquake suvivor, Ahmad, 14 years old cleans the ruins of his house accompanied by his brother in Pariaman, West Sumatera, Indonesia, after a powerful earthquake rocked western Indonesia, 02 October 2009. A magnitude of 7.6 undersea earthquake struck off the western coast of Indonesias Sumatra island, seismologists and television reports said. More than 400 people have died and thousands more were left trapped under rubble  EPA/BAGUS INDAHONO

Indonesian earthquake suvivor, Ahmad, 14 years old cleans the ruins of his house

 accompanied by his brother in Pariaman.  Photos: EPA/BAGUS INDAHONO

 

 

Friends of Pariaman was established in 2008 to provide economic assistance to residents of Padang Pariaman, West Sumatra, Indonesia and the surrounding communities.  Our activities are intended to promote access to education for elementary school aged children by providing direct grants to support the purchase of uniforms and school supplies as well as start up entrepreneurial capital in the form of microloans to assist mothers in establishing small home-based businesses in order to enable their families to become sustainably self sufficient.

Friends of Pariaman's administrative expenses are funded privately, enabling 100% of gifts received to be spent directly on charitable grants and micro-loan fund principal.  Friends of Pariaman is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and all gifts are fully tax deductible for income tax purposes as permitted by law.

 

 

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