Khasokhas - COVID-19 Local News Fund
Give to support Khasokhas as we cover the coronavirus crisis in our communities.
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COVID-19 Local News Fund (via Local Media Foundation)
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Nepali community is Ethnic minority and socially /economically disadvantaged population in the USA. There are more than half a million Nepali speaking population living in the USA. Though most of them are of Nepali origin, Tibetan and Bhutanese population are also well versed in Nepali language and rely on our publication for news. Most of the Nepalese speaking people live in Queens, New York and since we mostly cover issues facing our community, our news stories are centered in Queens, but we also publish stories based on other parts of the USA pertaining to our community.
There is limited government resource and information available in Nepali Language during this pandemic. We are publishing authentic news, reports and resources in their language and readers will be able to combat against misinformation about the virus.
If we are able to secure some donation, we can not only survive through this but also better our company. We can help our community through this trying time by providing them reliable resources in their native language and in turn it will increase our readership. Our success will be in being able to play an active role in helping our community through the pandemic by bringing news to them during this time .
'Khasokhas' is a Nepali word that translates to 'verified truth'. For the past month, we have been covering mostly coronavirus related topics and have created coronavirus portals including fact check and resource center. Likewise, we have a series of stories (Text and Video) of people that successfully recovered from the disease to give our readers hope. At least 15 members of Nepali community have died of coronavirus in the USA and hundreds infected.
Khasokhas — COVID-19 Local News Fund is a program administered by Local Media Foundation, tax ID #36‐4427750, a Section 501(c)(3) charitable trust affiliated with Local Media Association. LMF is raising funds for educational activities; specifically, to educate the public on COVID-19 issues. LMF is providing funds to this news organization and many others to support this important educational project. All money raised by this effort will go directly to support COVID-19 reporting, to make sure the public has essential facts on this important topic.