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Native Nepalese woman.

Standing and Delivering

A woman who lost her home in Lamosangu village, in Nepal's Sindhupalchowk District, carries the first package of earthquake aid she had seen since the April 25 tremor registering 7.8 on the Richter scale struck 10 days before. Her family survived the destruction, and she was bringing to them a 30-kilo (66 lbs.) bag of rice, lentils, salt, oil, soap and other items delivered by a Christian ministry based in Nepal. About 80 percent of Nepal's population lives in villages, where the earthquake and a magnitude 7.3 tremor that struck on May 12 have destroyed homes and church buildings. The earthquakes and ensuing landslides have also devastated the agricultural sector that provides the livelihood for most of Nepal's people. Christian Aid Mission is assisting indigenous ministries committed to short-term relief as well as long-term rebuilding.

Help Native Missionaries Serve Victims of Nepal Earthquake
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