Nepal: A year after the earthquakes
This is home. Home for seventy-two year-old Bishnu Maya Dangal who is blowing to light up the fire for cooking. She coughs, takes a break and blows again. It is early spring in Sindhupalchowk, but it is still chilly outside. A few years ago, she and her husband had everything—a house, two sons, daughter-in-laws and healthy grandchildren. When her older son’s kidneys started failing 20 years ago, Bishnu Maya donated one of hers. “The doctors said I could live with just one kidney … how could I not give it to my son so he could live?” she recalls.
Photo: UN Women/N. Shrestha