skolegutter i Nepal

Remember the invisible and excluded

27 Apr 2015
When walking the streets of Kathmandu, you will often see people sitting on the streets begging. Very often, these people are persons with disabilities. They are alone, and extremely poor. Now, when I look at photos and videos from Kathmandu, I wonder how these people are managing the situation.

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