Nirmala's story

"When the water shook" video series

"When the water shook" is a new series of short videos that follows 10-year-old Nirmala from Nepal. The series includes five short films that feature Nirmala's life: the earthquake, rehabilitation with Humanity & Inclusion, her life at school, and much more. Watch the trailer and the first few episodes, share with your friends, and stay tuned for the next one!

Life in Nepal

Nirmala lives in Nepal. The earthquake which hit the country on April 25, 2015 killed more than 8,000 people and injured 22,000. The Kathmandu valley is particularly exposed to seismic risks. In Nepal, more than 40% of the population live below the poverty line.

Life with a disability

In Nepal, disability is primarily considered a social issue. It is rarely addressed as a public health issue or taken into account in education, health, and economic development. An estimated 78% of children with disabilities are excluded from school and only 1% of population of people with disabilities has access to decent, waged employment.

Why Nirmala loves school

The inseparable duo

Episode 5 is coming soon!