Hacking Hunger – Episode 6: Voices Rising From the Rubble in Nepal

Published May 12, 2016

What’s it like to live in a country with terrain that is both breathtakingly beautiful and incredibly dangerous? Few places exemplify this better than Nepal, and few people know this contrast as deeply as its local mountain porters after last year’s twin earthquakes.

“We have become victims of the earthquake,” one porter tells us. “We have no home, nothing left. My children are struggling. All our land has been cracked by the earthquake. There is a lot of suffering here.”

In this episode of Hacking Hunger, we share interviews with four Nepalese porters who helped deliver food and supplies to communities in need after the country’s worst natural disasters in 80 years – and who were survivors themselves. We’ll explore how the earthquakes changed their lives, what they carried up some of the tallest peaks in the world, and what’s at stake for Nepal’s ongoing recovery effort.