According to the United Nations, more than 8,600 people were killed by the earthquake that devastated Nepal. More than 16,800 people were injured, and 2.8 million people were displaced from their homes. The total number of people that felt the damage done by the earthquake is more than 5.6 million, and more than a million people still need food. Even though the earthquake occurred months ago, and millions of dollars have been raised to help the people of Nepal more has to be done.
A Chicago real estate investor has accepted that challenge. Majeed Ekbal, the well-known North Side entrepreneur, and real estate investors has been donating money to help the victims of the Nepal earthquake for months. Ekbal knows more money must be raised to help people rebuild after this traumatic event. Mr. Ekbal recently started a GoFundMe account to help raise more money. The money raised from that fund will be given to a Nepal CrowdRise Fund that wants to raise at least a million dollars for the survivors. Ekbal wants to add $10,000 to that fund through his GoFundMe account.
Majeed Ekbal is a well-known businessman in Chicago. His grocery delivery service on the North Side of Chicago is very successful, and his other real estate investments continue to help the city grow. The fact that Majeed is dedicated to the Nepal situation is no surprise. He plays a role in many charitable causes in Chicago.
A recent article published by the Chicago Tribune said Ekbal is a recent graduate of American University. He filled a void when he opened Expresso Inc. on the North Side. Expresso Inc. not only delivers groceries but also delivers specialty items from other shops in the area. The article also said Ekbal plans to open another location on the South Side of Chicago because his North Side Location is so successful.
Ekbal has many friends that live in Nepal and is active on social media. Majeed knows that the current situation in Nepal is getting better, but more has to be done so the people can begin to live a normal life again. But that normal life will be filled with traumatic memories.