Nepali people are very tough and resilient. We need to be, because our life is extremely difficult. The country was just beginning to recover from a ten-year civil war with communists, when the earthquakes hit. The country looked like it had been hit by a nuclear bomb!
Many of our adults were forced to go overseas to find work on cruise ships and as maids. Back home, the hardship is especially difficult for children and the elderly. Uncounted orphan children roam the streets. The people in isolated villages farm the rocky ground using primitive hand tools. Although we have free public education, it is unavailable to the poor and needy because they can not afford school uniforms, books, and school supplies.
These pictures show some of the problems Community Service of Nepal works to resolve.