Confession of a Mother

“In my village I cannot get enough food even if we have money.  Here in the city, at least I can buy food for my family if we could earn money”,  says Kanchi Maya Yonzan, a 24 years old housewife and mother of 2.  Like many other villagers, Yonzan was forced to migrate to the city in order to provide for her family.

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Her Dream Got a Foot and One Day It Will Get Wings

“I want to go home but I will go only when I would earn enough gold and money.” This is a statement by 11 year old Pashi Sherpa. I met her when I guided earthquake affected children with their studies in Guthi’s after school program at Social Welfare Council.

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“My son dropped out as I got sick”

“My youngest son dropped out as I was sick and he had to take care of me though I would like him to continue his education.” Shova Suman is forty five years old but she tells people that she looks older than her actual age.  She has been living in Bansighat since she got married, for a total of 22 years of her life.

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Cutting: A Cruel Crime

I was 12 years old. I used to cut my hands because I had a lot of emotional pain. I was a girl who was always by myself and never talked to others. Because of all my problems, I thought cutting was the best option. I felt that slitting my wrists was my only option. I could never talk about my problems with others, because I thought that they would all laugh at me. After some months, however, I felt embarrassed by my actions.

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Journey of a Leader

Lal Dhoj Lama, age 49, migrated from Sindhuli to Kathmandu nearly 16 years ago with his wife and children. After losing his land and having no food to feed his family, Lama had no choice but to migrate to the city. Like many other villagers from his home town, he believed the urban life would provide opportunity to support his family. They walked for 2 days from Sindhuli to the nearest highway where he was able to find a ride to the city. 

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Children Without a Mother

There was a family with three members: a father,mother, and daughter. Both the husband and wife worked as caterers. After the earthquake, however, there was a new twist: the mother had an affair. Although she loved her daughter very much, she left her husband and three-year-old child, Sovana Shrestha. Now there was only the father and child.

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