In April 2015, the earthquake that hit Nepal (magnitude 7.3) and the ensuing aftershock (magnitude 7.8) sent the country reeling. Political strife led to stagnation in the rebuilding process while bureaucratic red tape stalled international aid efforts for months. Even after a year, the vast majority of international aid funds have remain unused. Yet, despite the myriad of hardships and challenges from last year’s disaster, there is a great sense of resiliency and fortitude among its people. From Kathmandu to the far reaching mountain villages, the beautiful people of this country refuse to let calamity diminish their radiance and resolve.