Three months to the day into the emergency, Caritas, Internationalis, a global confederation of Roman Catholic relief and development service organizations which includes USA’s Catholic Relief Services, reflects on the collective response made in Nepal. Working together, the confederation has helped more than 300,000 people so far recover from the quake. However, with the imminent onset of the heavy monsoon season, urgent needs remain.
Over three separate journeys varied in scope, my family and I have spent a great deal of time in Nepal so far this year, and thus I nurture a tremendous love for the country and its people. The experiences we’ve had there, both before, during, and after the quakes, have given us a renewed joy of life and taught us to cherish and capitalize on each moment that we have.