Urban Poor

On the quest for a 'home'

Forty-year-old Hari Kumari Jimba from Sindhuli lives in a tent-like house made of bamboo and plastic on the bank of Bagmati. She sometimes slides the plastic at one end and makes a “window” so that fresh air and sunlight can get in. Her “home” is partitioned with thin slabs into a kitchenette and a bedroom. A few broken utensils, a moldy cupboard, some worn-out chairs and an old bed in a corner are all that it contains.

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