She was married to her husband when she was 13, and they have a son and three daughters.
The family is Hindu and belongs to the Musahar caste…
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Phuba brims with life and walks quickly up the mountain paths with a stick.
Though being sick is a worry, Phuba is proud because even at her advanced age, she remains strong.
However, without modern farming equipment and with the earth dry and hard, the returns on their hard labour are meagre…
Issa Issa, 67, suffered an accident at work 12 years ago and can no longer earn money as a construction worker or by farming.
Sangay is 58 years old and lives in a small Bhutanese village with his wife Mindu and their three children.
Sangay is a lay monk which means that, though he has no fixed job, he is always on call, ready to help when any member of the village needs him to come to their home.