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Monthly Newspaper • DIOCESE OF BRIDGEPORT
I remember waking up on April 25, 2015, to the news that the people of Nepal were hit with a devastating earthquake. I immediately prayed for them and for their recovery.
For the last five years, Catholic Relief Services has been helping those people recover. One thing you might find surprising, at least I did, was that CRS has helped to restore over 6 miles of trails around Manaslu mountain, a very popular tourist site. When the earthquake destroyed its trails, tourists stopped visiting and it disconnected villages that used the trails to connect – hurting the local economy. With the trails restored, tourists can return to Manaslu. Even better, it’s made travel easier for people who live along the path to connect with economic opportunities, helping this remote location to thrive.