Kathmandu’s low-slung buildings weren’t built to withstand the jockeying of a trembling earth. Often constructed of brick and mortar while ignoring already weak building codes, the city’s structures were no match for Saturday’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake.

News of the Nepali devastation continues to overwhelm headlines as the death toll ticks upward.

The Nepali people are resilient, having lived with the hardships of poverty and political instability for too many years. Even as they struggle through the current crisis, a sense of optimism that the country will be rebuilt, stronger, for the better, must remain.

As that happens, organizations continue to scour the rubble for survivors and provide shelters for the displaced.

Learn more about the organizations saving lives in Nepal and show your support and solidarity as Nepali lives rebuild.

Check out more of my photos from Nepal here.