It is the two-year anniversary of the 2015 mega-earthquake(s) in Nepal. The April 25 quake registered 7.8 on the Richter scale as did the May 12 mega-aftershock. Many thousands died and untold numbers of homes destroyed. Over four billion dollars in aid and rebuilding funds were pledged as the world cane to Nepal’s relief.
TheoEco is currently producing a secular sister guerilla documentary feature film to our recently released The Flourishing Kathmandu Church, about the earthquake rebuilding efforts. In it we document the current state of residential housing and other projects, go to the villages, interview citizens, business people, and politicians, in the Kathmandu valley and Gorkha, all to try to answer the question.
On this Mother's Day we are forwarding, unedited, the latest newsletter from Devi and Kishan Nepali regarding their human trafficking-awareness and related ministry in Nepal. It is a window on the ongoing story of untold thousands of mothers struggling against poverty, lack of education, and cultural inertia - to keep their girls safe. So we thought it an appropriate point of view for this special day. It is also a story of hope as this ministry takes root in the villages of Nepal, supported by the outreach of Golgotha Church in Kathmandu, and TheoEco Institute's Garden of Nepal initiative. Both Devi and Golgotha Church are featured in TheoEco's documentary The Flourishing Kathmandu Church.