Jayanta Tamang (now 7) was 5 years old when the earthquake struck in Nepal and she lost her beloved mother and house during it. She is living with her two sisters and brother in a temporary shelter in Satyadevi-5, Dhading.
11-year-old Laxman now is in grade 3. He lost his mother during the earthquake and now stays with his father, three brothers and a younger sister. They live in a very remote, mountainous area that is a half-day walk from the nearest dirt road. Laxman’s father, Dal Bahadur, is just now learning the Nepali language … Read more
8-year-old Shanti is in grade 4. She is from an indigenous community, and lives with her uncle, aunt and cousins in a temporary shelter in a remote area, literally on the side of a steep hill in the shadow of the Himalayas. They are subsistence farmers and cultivate maize, corn, wheat, rice, and other season … Read more
Puja is 9 years old and studying in grade 3. She lives with her mother, two siblings, and her elderly grandfather in a temporary shelter in their remote village in the high hills. She lost her father during the earthquake when their house collapsed. Puja is from an indigenous community. She enjoys and works hard … Read more
Yaman is 7 years old and studying in grade 1. He likes school and enjoys his mathematics lessons the most. He walks two hours a day to get to school and back. He comes from a family of subsistence farmers and from an indigenous community. He lost his father in the earthquake and now lives … Read more
7-year-old Anjali is in grade 2. Her mother was killed in the earthquake when their family house collapsed. She and her elder sister, Pushpa, now live in a remote mountain village with their young stepmother while their father moves from place to place to find work. Anjali is from the so-called “untouchable” caste, which is considered … Read more
5-year-old Samjhana is in grade 1 and lives in a remote village in the high mountains. She lost her father during the earthquake, who had recently moved his family back to his village from the Terai flatlands. Samjhana, which means “a remembrance” has a mother and two older brothers who are both studying at an … Read more
Two-year-old Bishu is in lower kindergarten. He is an intelligent and active boy who is currently working on figuring out his numbers and alphabets (Nepali and English). Soon after his birth his young mother abandoned him and disappeared. His home was destroyed in the earthquake, and Bishnu’s desperately poor, elderly father is in his 70’s … Read more
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