Gita Giri stands in her shop in Adamtar, a village in the Dhading District of Nepal. Dan Church Aid, a member of the ACT Alliance, has provided food, shelter, livelihood, winterization assistance and a variety of other support to indigenous villagers here in the wake of a devastating 2015 earthquake. Giri was chosen by her neighbors to sell warm clothes, blankets and shelter materials which they could purchase with cash vouchers provided by the ACT Alliance. Giri made no profit on the sales. “With people from around the world assisting our community, how could I make a profit on those supplies?” she asked.

Photo: Paul Jeffrey, ACT Alliance