Cash stimulates recovery in villages shattered by quake

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Original post from Mercy Corps

‘…………….By Alyssa Cogan  Digital Content Team

People from Ghortali, a village in the hard-hit Sindhupalchowk district of Nepal, gather at a nearby market to collect cash distributions from Mercy Corps. The money will help them buy the items they desperately need to recover. Photo: V. Krishnan/Mercy Corps People from Ghortali, a village in the hard-hit Sindhupalchowk district of Nepal, gather at a nearby market to collect cash distributions from Mercy Corps. The money will help them buy the items they desperately need to recover. Photo: V. Krishnan/Mercy Corps

“This is what most people are buying right now,” says Projan, a hardware store owner in rural Nepal. He motions to two women who have come to buy nails, hammers and door hinges.

“They don’t have the money to buy materials to repair their broken homes, so they are trying to fix their homes with whatever they can salvage from the rubble.”

As Projan talks, the women make their purchases with old, crumpled notes of 100 Nepalese rupees (about $1 USD) that they’ve pulled from the folds of their sarees.

Many communities in the Sindhupalchowk district were almost completely destroyed in the quake. Photo: V. Krishnan/Mercy Corps Many communities in the Sindhupalchowk district were almost…

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