(MCC Photo/Katrina Labun)MCC has been an active presence in Nepal for many years--since the 1950s. We work through local partners to provide education, shelter, safe drinking water and address food security and health concerns. Here Manoj Kumar Singh (right), an Agriculture Technician, describes agricultural training methods to Luke Reesor-Keller, MCC co-representative in Nepal, at the site of an MCC-supported food security project in southeastern Nepal, run by the Brethren in Community Welfare Society. (MCC Photo/Leah Reesor-Keller)A village in Okaldhunga district, Nepal, before the earthquake. Many of MCC's partners are located in rural and remote areas such as this. (MCC Photo/Katrina Labun)A home in south Lalitpur, Nepal before the earthquake. Many houses in this area collapsed in the earthquake. Ram Hari Ghimire, executive director to MCC partner Rural Institute for Community Development, says, "More than 200 people died, thousands of houses are destroyed and more than 500 people are injured...The death rate of women and children is high. There are no food, shed, clothing and utensils." (MCC Photo/Leah Reesor-Keller)Babies sleeping through the afternoon in hammocks, Yarbang, Dhusa VDC, Dhading District. Many homes in rural villages, like this one, are made of mud, stone and timber and easily crumbled in the earthquake. According to our partners local reports say up to 90 per cent of the homes in rural areas were destroyed. (MCC Photo/Leah Reesor-Keller)Mountainous roads between Kathmandu and Okhaldhunga. Many people affected by the Nepal earthquakes are difficult to reach because of treacherous roads, particularly during monsoon season. MCC's first relief efforts will be with the people living in the Okhaldhunga region. (MCC Photo/Leah Reesor-Keller)Leaving Okhaldhunga, and getting ready to cross on the pontoon ferry.