Helping Farmers in Nepal Adapt to Climate Change: SDG 13

Suraj Khadka is from Nepal, and a project participant in the FOSTER project. Suraj comes from a family of smallholder farmers. At one time, Suraj used to produce seasonal vegetables like chili, onion and tomato. However, due to the lack of water to be used for irrigation, growing vegetables during the dry … read more

An Unexpected Gift

“Infrastructure is a pillar of education to ensure a safe learning environment.  It protects the students from rain, wind, and sunlight.” Mr. K. C. Bhojuram, the headmaster of the Kiranchowk Karkidanda school in the Dhading district of rural Nepal, knows the truth of his words. On April 25, 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake … read more

The Dedication of Rajan

Heart and Soul: World Humanitarian Day This is Rajan. He was the ADRA guide and translator for ADRA Canada team members, taking them from village to village to witness ADRA’s work and talk with the people we were helping. Seven months earlier, Nepal had been devastated by a 7.8 earthquake. This mountainous country … read more

Worth The Walk

On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shattered the country of Nepal. Almost 9,000 people were killed, and many more injured. Three and a half million people were rendered homeless. Chandra Bahadur Shrestha was one of those millions. He was 78 years old. When the earthquake struck, Chandra’s family was gathered in … read more

The Shaking

Geeta and her husband were walking on the dirt road when the shaking started. This earthquake was much stronger than any they had felt before. They ran frantically towards their house. They were afraid that their children were inside and would not be able to escape in time.  When they reached the house, … read more