A year is a long time, and in Nepal, the length of the year since theApril 25, 2015, earthquake is relative: it depends who you ask.
For the government, it’s been quite a short year: it hasn’t been able to accomplish much of the reconstruction work.
But for the earthquake survivors, it’s been one of the longest years. The quake swallowed their houses, shattered their livelihoods, and a year later, they’re still struggling to pick up the pieces.
It’s been 366 days since the 7.8-magnitude earthquake shattered parts of Nepal, including the capital Kathmandu. It was 11:56 a.m. when the ground shook – it was first a thud and then a thunderous roar that echoed from beneath.
It was violent and lasted almost a minute. It was so violent that I couldn’t reach for the door. My heart pounded, legs trembled, and my thoughts froze. And when it…
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