Nepal: A year after the earthquakes
When Prativa Shrestha, the district coordinator of the multi-purpose women’s centre in Sindhupalchowk, learned that the couple didn’t have senior citizens cards, and weren’t getting the money the Government provides to seniors, she leaped into action. She contacted the local administration, filed the necessary forms, got all the signatures and copies of citizenship and applied for the cards on the couple’s behalf. Within days the cards were ready! Since then the couple has been getting Rs 500 (USD 5) each, every month. That’s not much, but enough to buy basic supplies like sugar, salt, oil and medicine.
Photo: UN Women/N. Shrestha