It was 11am, and the monsoon deluge was finally abating as Charu and I cautiously made our way along the slippery mud track towards Sari and Devaki’s house. They are sisters. A few years ago, their father left them to work in the Middle East. His departure triggered something in their mother…
Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms, grandmas, aunties, big sisters, and anyone else stepping up to the role! We hope you are able to celebrate today with someone you love – even a phone call or video chat. Thank you for holding up at least half the sky! Meet some of AHF’s treasured momo-las (‘grandmas’)
In 1961, this small Himalayan settlement was established in the mountains close to the border. It is quite remote, but it’s located along a trekking route, so residents get much of their income from tourists. They also farm barley, wheat, and potatoes.
Walking through the cold winter winds, I began to realize how harsh and difficult life is in Mustang. This was the first time I was in Mustang in the winter, I had only seen it during the nice summer months. People looked wearier, maybe it was because of the sand and dust on their skin or the burden of the pandemic or both.