And the gap gets wider




At work I see patients who have no water in their home and may have to walk anything up to an hour to the nearest source. They have no toilet and just a small room for the whole family to live and sleep in.

Last week we heard the sad news that half the houses in a village burned down. Fortunately, no lives were lost, but many have lost what little they had. The article said, ‘Seventeen hkimri2ouseholds ie 90 people (almost half the village population) have been left homeless by the disaster.’ We leave you to work out how many people, on average, were living in each of those homes which were basic, one or two room huts on the hillside. They are 2 days walk from the nearest government office and there was no water available to put out the fires.

Then this week on my cycle ride to work I spotted this sCar shop signhop sign:

Here in Pokhara so many people have cars and now they can even make them look pretty!



Whilst others, not so far away, live in houses like this with barely enough food to eat:


The rich / poor gap widens.