This boy is 8 years old. What is his future? He holds a hammer when he should be holding a pen. He will receive 5 rupees for a tin of crushed stones but it will take him all day to fill one tin. Praja / PhotoVoice / LWF
A old woman is breaking stones with a hammer. The food items given in rations are not nutritious enough and we are not given clothes. People do this work in order to earn money to buy extra vegetables and some clothes. Tila Maya / PhotoVoice / LWF
These old men are working to earn money to buy vegetables. They will earn very little.
Dhanapati / PhotoVoice / LWF
A man brings wood to sell in camp.
Til Maya / PhotoVoice / LWF
A girl rests from carrying firewood,
Prem / PhotoVoice / LWF
A woman with a bundle of firewood on her back is selling it in the refugee camps. Refugees are not allowed to fetch firewood from the forest so they have to buy it- the brickettes provided are not sufficient for cooking. Til Maya / PhotoVoice / LWF
Our skills and education are not given any value by other people. We are ill treated by people outside the camps.
Prem / PhotoVoice / LWF
In the camps we have a Refugee Women Forum. They combine their skills and work together successfully combining different products from different kinds of raw materials.
Poonam / PhotoVoice / LWF
People have had to learn how to sustain their lives in the camps. Women are equally as skilled as the men. They have to earn extra money because what we are given is not sufficient to survive on. Poonam / PhotoVoice / LWF
In camp there are people who sew our clothes. These people are important because without them we would have no clothes ready to wear. Due to scarcity of space in the huts he sits outside to sew the clothes. Aite Maya / PhotoVoice / LWF
Hard work is always rewarded. One day we will be able to go back to Bhutan.Poonam / PhotoVoice / LWF
An old man works with wool to earn some money. He hopes that he will be able to return to Bhutan. Indra / PhotoVoice / LWF
Refugee people have many skills. This woman is weaving a cap to earn extra money. With this income she will be able to buy extra vegetables. In the camp we don’t have an income so we take a lot of trouble to earn money. Bishnu Maya / PhotoVoice / LWF
Women weaving to earn extra money. Yethi Raj / PhotoVoice / LWF
Women weaving to earn extra money.
Yethi Raj/ PhotoVoice / LWF
This girl has been taught to spin by her mother. Dhanapati / PhotoVoice / LWF