A 7.8 earthquake with an epicenter between Kathmandu and Pokhara hit Nepal on April 25, 2015, destroying more than 100,00 homes and upending life for families in both urban Kathmandu and remote mountain communities.
Pictured: Mira Nepali and her 3-year-old granddaughter Monika Nepali. Monika's mother died one month before the earthquake and her father was working in India at the time of the quake, leaving Monika and her grandmother alone with a ruined house. The father returned from India later in the day this photo was taken. He will help his mother construct a shelter from the tarp he received from CRS.
Catholic Relief Services, the Caritas network and Caritas Nepal has rushed tarps, sleeping mats, blankets, hygiene kits and water treatment tablets to families in Gorkha district. CRS reached 502 families during this distribution, or more than 2,500 people.