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Left: Paper records and a broken computer lie amongst the rubble of the District Development Office in Chautara village in Sindhupalchowk, Nepal. Sindhupalchowk is one of the districts hardest hit by the two earthquakes that struck on April 25th 2015 and on May 12th 2015 with over 2,000 deaths and 700 injured persons. Across the district 90% of houses and government buildings have been damaged.<br />
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The District Development Committee is responsible for coordinating the implementation of every development project, government or non-governmental, in the district. It sits between the Village level Development Committees (VDC) and the Ministry of Development.<br />
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Right: Maya Shrestra (47) works from a desk she salvaged in a tent opposite the destroyed DDC building where she has worked for 19 years. 'I sit and look out at it everyday and my mind feels numb.'