Sharmila’s mother works as a construction worker at a house being built inside the Janabahaa courtyard. Her sister Deepa (right) looks after her all day. Their father is serving time in a Kathmandu jail. The family moved to Kathmandu from their home in Kailali, where they earned a living farming their relative’s land, so that they can deliver a good meal to the imprisoned man once a day.
There is no known cure for cerebral palsy – neither with modern science nor with Karunamaya.
Names have been changed for obvious reasons. Photo by Alok Tuladhar.