Before we judge the plight of this child we must recognise the basic necessity of survival. High in the often barren mountain areas of Nepal children must work for the family to survive. There may be no school within a 5 mile radius, the only way to attend by walking that distance. Many girls often never go to school becoming responsible for household chores, caring for siblings, growing crops, tending livestock or ………. gathering wood tor the cooking fire as in this photo I took several years ago. The basket full of wood has a wide cloth strap which goes on top of the child’s head instead of straps around shoulders.
I was inspired to post this photo following a post by my blogging friend Cady who wrote Just One Person originally. Do take a peek at her blog, we have a good “challenge community” going.