|We thankfully didn't need one of these for Nepal!
Having also been cautioned against going to a "politically unstable" country, during election time, nonetheless, we were pleased that the election went off with relatively no incidents (to be clear, yes, the strike did affect people, including us, but in all fairness, we knew it was going to happen on that date, so people were prepared). Instead, we tried to embrace the feeling that we were witnessing an important moment in the country's history first-hand. As the second democratic election Nepal has ever had, we hope that it brings further stability to the country, and leads to an improvement in basic quality of life for the future generation. We will certainly be searching for an organization that supports education for children, as we once again saw many children out begging instead of in school.