Two women walk past the remains of a collapsed house in northeastern Nepal. After the April 25 earthquake, Nepal’s single women have faced particular difficulties. (Photo by Prakash Mathema/AFP)

Screen Shot 2015-10-23 at 10.08.53 AMThis is an excerpt from an article in The Union of Catholic Asian News. Read the full article.

Providing community support

About one in four people in Nepal were affected by the earthquake, their lives wrecked and in shambles like the buildings around them. Officially, more than 9,000 people lost their lives in the Himalayan country of 28 million, but the actual number may never be known.

Relief organizations have been visiting the most affected districts to focus on helping women and children.

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, who had been working with women in Kavre district long before the earthquake, have similar plans.

“We have been working for the livelihoods and empowerment of women, particularly single women,” said Sister Aisha.

Her congregation has been organizing residential programs for more than two decades, providing leadership and skills training for people across the country.

“This year, we will bring 25 women from earthquake-affected districts, particularly single women, for the residential program,” she said.

This is an excerpt from an article in The Union of Catholic Asian News. Read the full article.