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The Nepal earthquake disaster has been terrible, hurting or killing so many people it can't possibly be called good.
But something good is happening in Kathmandu, something that might improve Nepal in the long term.
Whilst politicians blunder around, delaying mountains of foreign aid at the airport Kathmandu's youth are getting out into the countryside to deliver aid directly to those most in need without any outside assistance.
These most chaotic of people are organising themselves, rising to the huge challenges ahead of them.
To understand how this might help Nepal it must first be understood that a long history of extreme economic unfairness has existed between Nepali people from "the valley" (Kathmandu) and people from "out of the valley" (the villages). This chasm between the people has polarised Nepali politics for decades, even prompting a civil war - the "Maoist insurgency" which was eventually settled peacefully leaving opposing sides fighting in politics rather than with guns.
Nepal's national problem is politics much more than poverty. Bad government is what keeps many Nepalis poor, particularly those outside "the valley". The reverse could also be argued but this cycle of poor politics and poverty has been waiting for an event large enough to break the cycle.
Such an event occurred just before mid-day on Saturday, 25-Apr-2015.
The earthquake smashed an area stretching over hundreds of kilometres with Kathmandu close to the epicentre and spreading widely throughout central Nepal. 
Kathmandu went into survival mode for the following 48 hours as more than 100 significant earthquakes continued shocking central Nepal. People slept on the streets or in parks, afraid to enter their houses as the earthquakes repeatedly pounded the city. Some climbed out of the rubble but sadly many thousands died under collapsed buildings.
Then something happened as the earthquakes started to settle down. 
Kathmandu's youth started discussing over social media what they could do to help those less fortunate in rural villages "outside the valley". This despite their own suffering.
Messages were exchanged about who was going in which direction, who could supply which urgent supplies, who could arrange transport, who was riding their cycles or simply walking. They gathered in groups and posted messages so others could join them.
These groups started leaving for villages carrying whatever they could including tarpaulins, food, water & medical supplies.
They are still leaving, nearly two weeks after the first earth quake
Just imagine, you're sitting high up on a mountain amongst the rubble of your village. It's hot. You survived an earthquake a days ago and you've had nothing to eat or drink since. Your house has crumbled and you're too afraid to enter anybody else's home in case it also crumbles. And it's raining,  pouring.
Then a small group of young people from the valley you've never seen before climb up your mountain. They give you a tent, much needed drinkable water & some food. There is a student doctor amongst them who cleans and bandages your child's wounded leg, leaving you with fresh bandages, hand sanitiser and some cream until more help arrives. They make phone calls to let authorities know you need help before moving on to help others.
Just imagine what that means to you.
Previously Maoists visited your village spouting propaganda but today Kathmandu valley's youth have put their own problems aside, climbed your mountain to help you in your immediate need.
As Kathmandu's youth (and probably youth from all over Nepal) continue reaching villages, stories & images are returning - some of devastatation, others of survival.
Stories also come from the airport, of aid being held up in customs by careless beaurocrats. 
The government appears incompetent but Kathmandu's youth is connected & taking action like a new Nepali army with mobiles instead of kukris, with knowledge & co-ordination instead of power & corruption. 
They have started & they continue connecting with rural people throughout central Nepal. They are changing their nation, creating something positive from the devastation.
Can their efforts lead to Nepalis understanding each other better, possibly even increased political stability?
This earth quake has been terrible
But something good might also come from this earth quake