Maimed in 2015 Nepal Quake, 2 Girls Found Solace in Each Other

The two young girls who lost their legs in the tragic incident are now best friends. 

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Two girls, same fate, different destinies.

This is the story of two young girls, Nirmila and Khendu, from Kathmandu. They were the victims of the 2015 earthquake in Nepal. The two 7-year-olds (at that time) lost a leg each in the tragic incident.

They became fast friends when they were admitted in the Kathmandu Bir’s hospital. While they both suffered the same fate, their destinies soon diverged.

A foreign traveller stumbled across Khendo when she was badly injured and decided to pay for her private education in Kathmandu. Nirmala had no such luck.

Nirmala and Khendo could not meet often due to Khendo’s busy schedule at school.

Nirmala’s parents are now desperate to find financial support for their daughter’s education. Meanwhile, Khendo’s parents are trying hard to make ends meet for their daughter’s education as only the fees are being paid by the foreigner.

April 25 marks one year since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. It killed nearly 9,000 people and left hundred of thousands homeless.

The country has still made no progress in rebuilding homes, schools and government buildings.

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