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Saugat Adhikary: “If we are united, we can rise again”

I was busy putting vitamins on the potatoes out in the fields when the land started trembling with a terrifying noise. The aftershocks continued after that for many days. Hundreds of houses fell apart in front of my naked eyes, … Continue reading

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Pratyush Pradhan: “Frankly, I thought volunteering was dull and boring before the quake”

Natural disasters are unstoppable and mostly unpredictable. It is a time when Mother Nature shows her dark side and her wrath to us. Many people die in such natural disasters and many who survive are left traumatize. The earthquake changed … Continue reading

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Sushmita Sapkota: “The destruction taught me to think and work for the sake of others”

I was with my relatives at Dakshinkali when the quake struck. The people there were so afraid that seeing them, I felt that life had come to an end. When the tremors stopped, we went home. The condition of the … Continue reading

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Ishwor Shrestha: “For the first time in my life, I felt bad for people who were unknown to me”

Just before the calamity I was helping my parents with some house work when I felt a mild vertical shaking of the house. I knew immediately what it was. Slowly, I went outside with my family members. After a few … Continue reading

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Pujan Shrestha: “I heard someone screaming Bhuichaalo aaaayooo!!!”

On my way home, I started hearing unusual sounds and I felt as if I was walking drunk. Then I realized that the ground was trembling and that it was an earthquake; one that was bigger than ever before and … Continue reading

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Safal Shrestha: “People said, ‘It’s God who has done this to kill the evils of the earth.'”

During the quake I was in Kathmandu at the bus park. At first I didn’t know it was a quake, but when people started to run, I knew what it was. The ground was shaking and I ran towards a … Continue reading

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Aayush Ratna Sthapit: “I felt a sudden push from deep down in the earth”

I was, as usual, just watching TV on the sixth floor of my house when I felt a sudden push from deep down in the earth. When a second, stronger tremor struck, I had a feeling in my heart that … Continue reading

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Basanta Thapa: “I completely lost my trust in government”

I didn’t used to hate the members of Parliament, but when I saw them misusing the relief materials, I completely lost my trust in government. But then again, seeing people in the communities working hand-in-hand, I believed that yes, humanity … Continue reading

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Bidhya Acharya: “It left a permanent darkness in the minds and hearts of our people”

The devastating earthquake of 2015 took parents away from children, children away from parents, and souls away from lives. It left a permanent darkness in the minds and hearts of our people. Tears, stress and panic were everywhere. It was … Continue reading

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Ishu Adhikari: “I found joy in helping people in need”

The earthquake effected how I think about myself. I was struck by a realization of who I really am as opposed to who I thought I was. I thought my fear of dying would be stronger than every other feeling … Continue reading

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