Every day, thousands of migrant workers flock to Kathmandu to build houses and high-rise apartments for people they will never know.
Half a decade ago, 19-year-old Mr. Sarpudi Bag, left Bihar with his young wife and newborn son to seek his fortunes in Kathmandu. He set up a small electrical repair shop in a narrow street, and worked hard to raise his family.
At the Paropakar crossroad, just by the bridge, there are two barbers, two cobblers and a tailor. Most of these tradesmen have been plying their services here for the past two decades.
Nepal is the world’s second richest country in the world for water resources. But water is a scarce resource in its capital, Kathmandu. Even its ancient free-flowing stone taps have dried up.
In Nepal, Sherpa refers to an ethnic group that calls the mountains their home. Physically able to survive the perils of high altitude, Sherpas have been called upon by climbers from all over the world to help them scale the mecca of peaks – the Chomolungma, or better known as Mount Everest.
“We are all fireflies, we each have a light inside us – but sometimes we need help to find it again.” When adults are imprisoned in Nepal and they have children with no one to take care of them, the children live with their parents in prison.