"I was trying and trying to call a close friend in Kathmandu. I misdialed and a man answered the phone, not my friend. I apologized, but then asked him if he was ok. Yes, he said , he and his family were alive by the grace of the gods. I told him that I was praying for him and all those who are suffering in Nepal. He started to cry and said it was so good to know that someone so far away cared. I cried too."
Relief aid, while well intentioned, often ends up in the pockets of corrupt local bureaucrats and/or multinational contracts, with very little reaching the people that actually need it. Ensure that your contributions reach those in need.
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