In April 2015, a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, destroying much of the city and many surrounding villages. It was the worst earthquake to hit the region in more than 80 years. More than 9,000 people died, and 2.8 million were displaced. In all, more than 8 million people were affected by the disaster.
Families today are still struggling to rebuild their lives. Fuel shortages, political issues and poor roads make it very challenging for families to get the supplies they need, particularly in remote areas. Many families are still living in tents, and a large number of children are not going to school.