Nepal: A year after the earthquakes
They had 15 happy years together before her son’s new kidney also started failing. “He passed away five years ago; he took my kidney and my love,” says Bishnu Maya. Then, the family disintegrated as the younger son fought with his parents for property and the elderly couple divided the property between the families of the two sons. Soon after, the younger son took his share, moved his family to the capital Kathmandu and cut off all contact with his parents. The elderly couple adjusted to the new life.
Photo: UN Women/N. Shrestha