Panorama View of Terraces in Nepal

Beautiful terraced fields on mountainside of rural Nepal

The one lane dirt roads that lead to ADRA’s projects in rural Nepal.

The scenic beauty of rural Nepal.

Interviewing villagers in Nepal who have been part of the livelihood recovery project.

Participants in ADRA’s livelihood recovery program.

Woman proudly shows us her garden where she has implemented new agricultural techniques introduced by ADRA.

Inspecting the “polyhouses” that help extend the growing season for rural farmers in Nepal.

Tomato plants getting an early start in a “polyhouse” set up with drip irrigation.

Couple proudly show us their tomato garden in their “polyhouse”.

One component of the livelihood recovery project is to help rural farmers develop improve their goat herds with training and quality breeding bucks.

Stage one of the earthquake resilient school classrooms being built in rural Nepal from a generous donation of an ADRA Canada supporter.

Workers mix concrete to pour classroom floor.

Workers tying the steel on the second floor slab of classrooms.

Classrooms nearing completion.

Sharmilla and Kayla with some of the dedicated ADRA Nepal Staff in front of the ADRA Office in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Meet the People of Today’s Podcast

Sharmilla Reid

Sharmilla Reid is the Supporter Relations Director for ADRA Canada.

Originally from Jamaica, Sharmilla was a child when she immigrated to Canada with her parents in 1989. After years of working with non-profit organizations in Canada, including the Canadian Cancer Society, Sharmilla joined ADRA Canada in 2014. Sharmilla first worked here as a Donor Relations Associate, before taking on the role of Donor Relations Director.

Kayla Casey is the social media and website coordinator for ADRA Canada. Kayla is a recent graduate of Andrews University and is actively engaged in keeping our friends and supporters up to date on what we are doing here at ADRA Canada. She is a big fan of podcasts and has helped bring the ADRA Canada Podcast into fruition.

Frank Spangler is the Communications Specialist in the Supporter Relations Department of ADRA Canada. When he is not out traveling the world filming and photographing ADRA stories, you will find him at his desk editing videos and photographs to help tell the story of what ADRA does. He also works on the website of ADRA Canada and is now producing this monthly podcast. Frank has been filming and producing videos for ADRA Canada since 1989 as a freelance producer. In 2014 he began working directly for ADRA Canada.

Michael Kirkby is the Design and Communications Coordinator for ADRA Canada. He is responsible for creating many of the visuals that ADRA Canada uses at events and in publications across Canada. As a graduate of the International Studies program at Canadian University College (now Burman University) in Alberta, Michael is now happy to use his degree at ADRA. Before taking this position with ADRA in 2014, Michael honed his organizational skills at an asset management firm in Toronto. Michael enjoys visiting our projects in the field and always returns with many photographs, video footage and stories of his adventures.