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Gandharba community village in Chitawan
The Gandharba community lives in 25 little houses with no basic amenities. Villagers have to use shared water pumps for water. Gandharba community village in Chitawan

My friend, traveller and NGO activist Andreas Kramer (Austria) was collaborating with a local NGO to provide water wells to the Gandharba community in Chitwan, Nepal. The scope of the project was later increased to build a house for one family whose house  was destroyed in a fire.

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Gandharba family working on corn harvest
We were working there during the corn harvest season. Corn is one of the main staple foods. Gandharba family working on corn harvest
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Nepalese boy from a Gandharba village in Chitawan
Walking around with a camera I quickly became a celebrity with local children who where all too eager to have me take their picture. Nepalese boy from a Gandharba village in Chitawan
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Nepalese boy rubbing his eyes in the bright sunlight
With very small windows and electricity only for a few hours per day most of the houses are very dim inside. Nepalese boy rubbing his eyes in the bright sunlight
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Nepalese woman lying in bed
Gandharba woman resting in her bed during the midday heat of the Monsoon season. Nepalese woman lying in bed
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Nepalese teenagers watching TV through an open window
Local teenagers watching neighbor's TV through the window. Few houses in the community have a TV set. Nepalese teenagers watching TV through an open window
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Portrait of an elderly Nepalese lady from a Gandharba caste community in Chitawan
She lost her house to a fire. Together with her son she is forced to live in a makeshift hut. Portrait of an elderly Nepalese lady from a Gandharba caste community in Chitawan
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Portrait of a Nepalese man from a Gandharba community in Chitawan
Her son Portrait of a Nepalese man from a Gandharba community in Chitawan
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A makeshift shelter where a Nepalese family lives after having lost their house in a fire
The makeshift hut where they are forced to live. A makeshift shelter where a Nepalese family lives after having lost their house in a fire
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The inside of a makeshift shelter. Chitawan, Nepal
The family is forced to live in extremely poor conditions. These are the only belongings they managed to salvage. The inside of a makeshift shelter. Chitawan, Nepal
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Nepalese Gandharba community aid workers testing the water wells after a successful repair.
3 new water pumps were installed and the existing pumps were repaired. The family house was fully financed and construction began shortly. Nepalese Gandharba community aid workers testing the water wells after a successful repair.
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