Nepal: first came the earthquake, then came the debt

Ratna Awale counts herself fortunate. She and her husband, Prem, and their two sons survived the devastating 7.Eight-magnitude earthquake in Nepal on 25 April 2015 that killed nearly nine,00zero other folks. However her slim four-storey house in Patan, a sprawling, ancient town south of Kathmandu, used to be badly broken. …

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