Growing up at the Epicenter

In Nepal’s quake-affected village, a young mother struggles to raise her daughter born on the day of earthquake. By Avinashi Paudel Gorkha, Nepal– “I love my daughter the most in the whole world,” said Amita Gurung, holding her baby daughter Arpita tightly in her arms. “But when I think of the day she was born,[…]

Bearing the Brunt in Barpak

One year on, adolescents struggle to harness normalcy in life at the epicentre of Nepal earthquake By Avinashi Paudel Unsettled and Unsafe Gorkha, Nepal – Fifteen-year-old Sabina Sunar’s life in Barpak village was a quiet and calm one, typical of a mountainous village in Nepal.  That was until the village became the epicentre of the[…]

Expecting and new mothers feel warm inside winterized UNICEF shelter home

By Mallika Aryal Nuwakot, Nepal – On a foggy Friday morning, twenty-year-old Ganga Aryal was sitting next to a rotating heater in a UNICEF shelter home. She was bundled up in a cap, shawls, woollen sweater and socks. It had been a few days since the nine-month pregnant woman arrived at the Trishuli District Hospital[…]