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She ran away from the company and reached the embassy- Story of Sita Tamang, a returnee woman migrant

She ran away from the company and reached the embassy- Story of Sita Tamang, a returnee woman migrant

Name: Sita Tamang Address: Kaushaltaar, Bhaktapur Sita Tamang, the returnee migrant, was extremely happy when she returned to Nepal. Going abroad was not her wish. It was the compulsion in-order-...
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Life is going on because of the hard work done here, I should be happy about that-  Biswas Ghimire from Qatar

Life is going on because of the hard work done here, I should be happy about that-  Biswas Ghimire from Qatar

Name: Biswas Ghimire Address: Sundar Bazar, Lamjung  Temporary Address: Qatar I came to Qatar in 2007. Here, I work for a steel company. I could not do anything in Nepal and came here even thoug...
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I thought it would be easier to earn once I reach abroad- Amir Lama from South Korea

I thought it would be easier to earn once I reach abroad- Amir Lama from South Korea

Name: Amir Lama Address: Bhadrapur, Jhapa Temporary Address: South Korea I was thinking of doing something in my own country. But I could not find any kind of employment to support myself and my...
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She has been sharing the same room with four other workers. So, there is always a threat of coronavirus- Rita Shrestha from Bahrain

She has been sharing the same room with four other workers. So, there is always a threat of coronavirus- Rita Shrestha from Bahrain

Name: Rita Shrestha Address: Lalitpur Temporary Address: Bahrain Currently, Rita Shrestha has been working in Bahrain. She is from Thecho, Lalitpur. She was married at the age of 15. Rita was mi...
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At first, I didn't think much about returning. But now, I have decided to return- Muna Basnet from Israel

At first, I didn't think much about returning. But now, I have decided to return- Muna Basnet from Israel

Name: Muna Basnet Address: Taplejung  Temporary Address: Israel It’s been five years since I came to Israel. Here, I have been working as a caregiver. Till now, I have worked in two different ho...
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Every effort has been made to prevent the spread of the virus, but still, there is fear among us- Subash Neupane from Dhankuta

Every effort has been made to prevent the spread of the virus, but still, there is fear among us- Subash Neupane from Dhankuta

Name: Subash Neupane Permanent Address: Dhankuta Temporary Address: Saudi Arabia After consulting with the family members, in 2012, I came to Saudi Arabia. Till now, I am working here for a stee...
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Neither there is work, nor there is any money left- Gopal Pandey from Malaysia

Neither there is work, nor there is any money left- Gopal Pandey from Malaysia

Name: Gopal Pandey Permanent Address: Itahari, Sunsari Temporary Address: Malaysia I am from Itahari, Sunsari district. Because of my lack of skills and educational qualifications, I could not f...
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Though I feel unsafe, I am obligated to do my job- Nirajan Koirala from South Korea

Though I feel unsafe, I am obligated to do my job- Nirajan Koirala from South Korea

Name: Nirajan Koirala Address: Dharan, Sunsari Temporary Address: South Korea It's been 3 years since I came to Korea. I was sent here promising a job at a food packaging company. But later afte...
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Then came the news that her mother had been hospitalized with a serious illness- Story of Sarita Shrestha, a returnee woman migrant 

Then came the news that her mother had been hospitalized with a serious illness- Story of Sarita Shrestha, a returnee woman migrant 

Name: Sarita Shrestha Address: Dhapasi, Kathmandu Sarita was living with her mother and her two sisters. Her father had brought a second wife and was living separately. All the expenses of the ed...
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She has been sewing masks since then and now is planning to sell them- Story of Sharmila Lama, a returnee woman migrant

She has been sewing masks since then and now is planning to sell them- Story of Sharmila Lama, a returnee woman migrant

Name: Sharmila Lama Address: Chakrapath, Kathmandu Sharmila used to work as a supporting staff in an INGO before she went for foreign employment. Her husband never worked since their marriage. Ne...
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Talking to the family on the phone gives me the feeling to leave everything and rush back home- Chunamani Sharma from Qatar

Talking to the family on the phone gives me the feeling to leave everything and rush back home- Chunamani Sharma from Qatar

Name: Chunamani Sharma Permanent Address: Dingla, Bhojpur Temporary Address: Doha, Qatar I went to two different countries twice for foreign employment. After paying one lakh and twenty thousand...
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Even after working so hard for the whole day, she never got to eat enough- Story of Sapana Shahi, a returnee woman migrant

Even after working so hard for the whole day, she never got to eat enough- Story of Sapana Shahi, a returnee woman migrant

Name: Sapana Shahi Address: Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu Sapana Shahi, from Myagdi, got married at the age of fourteen. A son was born at the age of fifteen. Then there came responsibilities of fami...
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I thought of saving money but I am not able to save a rupee as I have to clear the loan taken while coming abroad-  Nawaraj Dhital from Dubai, UAE

I thought of saving money but I am not able to save a rupee as I have to clear the loan taken while coming abroad-  Nawaraj Dhital from Dubai, UAE

Name: Nawaraj Dhital Permanent Address: Birtamod, Jhapa Temporary Address: Dubai, UAE Currently, I am working in Dubai. I came here in March 2003. At that time, going abroad was not as easy as i...
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The state should be ready to play the role of a guardian- Ganesh Poudel from Saudi Arabia

The state should be ready to play the role of a guardian- Ganesh Poudel from Saudi Arabia

Name: Ganesh Poudel Permanent Address: Nepalgunj, Banke Temporary Address: Riyad, Saudi Arabia Ganesh Poudel started his foreign employment journey in 2005. After working for an electronics comp...
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After three months of her arrival in Cyprus, a major earthquake struck in Nepal- Story of Sangita Shrestha, a returnee woman migrant

After three months of her arrival in Cyprus, a major earthquake struck in Nepal- Story of Sangita Shrestha, a returnee woman migrant

Name: Sangita Shrestha Address: Baneshwor, Kathmandu Sangita’s married life was not successful. Her husband didn't treat her well since their marriage. They always had arguments and misunderstand...
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She heard that her son had gone missing, she felt miserable- Story of Pramila Tamang, a returnee woman migrant

She heard that her son had gone missing, she felt miserable- Story of Pramila Tamang, a returnee woman migrant

Name: Pramila Tamang  Address: Bauddha, Kathmandu  Pramila Tamang, 40, had gone to Oman for foreign employment. Before that, she and her husband both weaved carpets in a factory. She could not ge...
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“I learned to be independent and gained knowledge on several new things”- Story of Monika Thapa, a returnee woman migrant 

“I learned to be independent and gained knowledge on several new things”- Story of Monika Thapa, a returnee woman migrant 

Name: Monika Thapa  Address: Nagal, Kathmandu Monika Thapa resides in Nagal, Kathmandu. She has her mother and elder brother in the family. She had gone to Dubai for foreign employment. Her siste...
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Till now, she has made 2,000 to 2,500 masks so far- Story of Maya Tamang, a returnee woman migrant

Till now, she has made 2,000 to 2,500 masks so far- Story of Maya Tamang, a returnee woman migrant

Name: Maya Tamang Address: Manamaiju, Kathmandu Maya Tamang was studying for a bachelor's degree in management. She dropped out when she got pregnant. She was going to have a son. At that time, h...
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Cars were overturned, and the house where she lived was shaking- Story of Parbati Tamang, a returnee woman migrant

Cars were overturned, and the house where she lived was shaking- Story of Parbati Tamang, a returnee woman migrant

Name: Parbati Tamang  Address: Basundhara, Kathmandu Parbati Tamang has been living in Basundhara, Kathmandu. From an early age, she lived in her own home and grew up in the care of her family. S...
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Her brother died in an accident, she hadn’t met him for a long time- Story of Kumari Tamang, a returnee woman migrant

Her brother died in an accident, she hadn’t met him for a long time- Story of Kumari Tamang, a returnee woman migrant

Name: Kumari Tamang Address: Nepaltar, Kathmandu Kumari Tamang had wished to study up to a higher degree and work in Nepal. But, the economic situation at her home was not good. She wasn’t only t...
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If she was found resting, the supervisor would yell at her- Story of Rus Maya Tamang, a returnee woman migrant

If she was found resting, the supervisor would yell at her- Story of Rus Maya Tamang, a returnee woman migrant

Name: Rus Maya Tamang Address: Manamaiju, Kathmandu In Nepal, many people are dependent upon subsistence agriculture for livelihood. Forty-four-years-old, Rusa Maya Tamang was also one of them. R...
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She had to stand and work for 9 hours a day, however, the payment was very low- Story of Kanya Kumari Bhujel, a returnee woman migrant

She had to stand and work for 9 hours a day, however, the payment was very low- Story of Kanya Kumari Bhujel, a returnee woman migrant

Name: Kanya Kumari Bhujel Address: Charankhu, Kathmandu Kanya Kumari Bhujel, a resident of Charankhu in Kathmandu city, has recently returned to Nepal from Dubai. The financial condition of Kanya...
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After sleeping for a while in the afternoon, the phone would wake her up- Story of Sabina Panta, a returnee woman migrant

After sleeping for a while in the afternoon, the phone would wake her up- Story of Sabina Panta, a returnee woman migrant

Name: Sabina Panta Address: Samakhushi, Kathmandu Sabina Pant was married at the young age of 20. The family's financial situation was poor. Her husband used to drive a taxi. Sabina also thought ...
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She had to work all night, however, the payment was not good- Story of Anu Khadgi, a returnee woman migrant

She had to work all night, however, the payment was not good- Story of Anu Khadgi, a returnee woman migrant

Name: Anu Khadgi Address: Samakhusi, Kathmandu Anu was just two years old when she lost her father. Later, when she turned 7, she was abandoned by her mother. Afterward, her brother and sister we...
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Many people don't believe in my work because I am a  woman, they doubt my strengths- Story of Aang Lhamu Sherpa, a returnee woman migrant

Many people don't believe in my work because I am a  woman, they doubt my strengths- Story of Aang Lhamu Sherpa, a returnee woman migrant

Name: Aang Lhamu Sherpa Address: Barmakhil, Kathmandu  Aang Lhamu Sherpa ran a grocery store. She lived with her 6-year-old son and her husband. The store alone was not enough to support the fami...
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On the one hand, there was the grief of losing her father, and on the other, there was the worry of not getting leave - Story of Susmita Nepali, a returnee woman migrant

On the one hand, there was the grief of losing her father, and on the other, there was the worry of not getting leave - Story of Susmita Nepali, a returnee woman migrant

Name: Susmita Nepali Address: Dallu, Kathmandu Susmita Nepali is a 24 years old lady living in Dallu, Kathmandu. She works in a cooperative. It was about the same time that she started working an...
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She was compelled to go abroad due to the pain left by her husband and the responsibility of raising her three sons- Story of Battu Maya Tamang, a returnee woman migrant

She was compelled to go abroad due to the pain left by her husband and the responsibility of raising her three sons- Story of Battu Maya Tamang, a returnee woman migrant

Name: Battu Maya Tamang Address: Hattigauda, Kathmandu Battu Maya Gurung's husband brought a second wife and started living separately. She had 3 sons. Their responsibility fell on the shoulders ...
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She had a big crisis, there was no place to stay until she found another job- Story of Kopila Rai, a returnee woman migrant

She had a big crisis, there was no place to stay until she found another job- Story of Kopila Rai, a returnee woman migrant

Name: Kopila Rai Address: Nakhipot, Kathmandu Kopila went to Korea for foreign employment, hoping to strengthen her family’s finances. Prior to that, she worked as a school teacher. She could not...
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Because of the anxiety, she had a lot of sleepless nights- Story of Lila Rai, a returnee woman migrant

Because of the anxiety, she had a lot of sleepless nights- Story of Lila Rai, a returnee woman migrant

Name: Lila Rai  Address: Kapan, Kathmandu Lila Rai had gone to Bahrain for foreign employment. She went abroad leaving her small children behind. The eldest daughter was 8 years, the eldest son w...
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Her mother passed away, she couldn't even see her mother for the last time- Story of Ram Maya Tamang, a returnee woman migrant

Her mother passed away, she couldn't even see her mother for the last time- Story of Ram Maya Tamang, a returnee woman migrant

Name: Ram Maya Tamang Address: Duwakot Mod, Bhaktapur Ram Maya Tamang has been living with her son in Duwakot Mod, Bhaktapur. She has a son and a daughter. She has already married off her daughte...
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She used to get barely 3-4 hours of sleep, she couldn't even get time to cook- Story of Sunita Bhujel, a returnee woman migrant 

She used to get barely 3-4 hours of sleep, she couldn't even get time to cook- Story of Sunita Bhujel, a returnee woman migrant 

Name: Sunita Bhujel Address: Ekantakuna, Lalitpur Sunita Bhujel decided to go to Japan after completing her master's degree in sociology. She studied the Japanese language for 6 months. Going to ...
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Her passport,  jewelry, and money were stolen, she woke up four days later in a hospital bed- Story of Jamuna Ghimire, a returnee woman migrant

Her passport,  jewelry, and money were stolen, she woke up four days later in a hospital bed- Story of Jamuna Ghimire, a returnee woman migrant

Name: Jamuna Ghimire Address: Khumaltar, Lalitpur Jamuna Ghimire got married at the young age of 16. She got to study up to SLC. Then she had children and became busy with household chores. Her h...
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"Customers say you did a good job even at lockdown, I'm glad”- Story of Binu Mukhiya, a returnee woman migrant

"Customers say you did a good job even at lockdown, I'm glad”- Story of Binu Mukhiya, a returnee woman migrant

Name: Binu Mukhiya  Address: Sukedhara, Kathmandu Binu had left her country for the first time. She didn't know the foreign language.​​ Binu had to take care of all the household chores by taking...
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Sometimes she thinks of going abroad again - Story of Urmila Lama, a returnee woman migrant

Sometimes she thinks of going abroad again - Story of Urmila Lama, a returnee woman migrant

Name: Urmila Lama Address: Mulpani, Kathmandu Most people from a weak financial background are forced to go abroad to support their families. Because of the poor financials, many would not get a ...
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While working abroad, everyone suffers, but some are not affected by ordinary grief - Story of Nirmala Rai, a returnee woman migrant

While working abroad, everyone suffers, but some are not affected by ordinary grief - Story of Nirmala Rai, a returnee woman migrant

Name: Nirmala Rai Address: Baluwatar, Kathmandu "I have suffered a lot. It's never easy working abroad. Had to do heavy work." These kinds of sentences are often heard from a migrant worker. Ever...
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News came that her husband passed away - Story of Jyoti Shahi, a returnee woman migrant

News came that her husband passed away - Story of Jyoti Shahi, a returnee woman migrant

Name: Jyoti Shahi  Address: Maitidevi, Kathmandu Jyoti Shahi had gone to Israel and Cyprus for foreign employment. Due to financial difficulties, she had to choose abroad to support her family. H...
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Her mother died suddenly, she didn’t even get a chance to meet her for the last time- Story of Gita Basnet, a returnee woman migrant

Her mother died suddenly, she didn’t even get a chance to meet her for the last time- Story of Gita Basnet, a returnee woman migrant

Name - Gita Basnet Address – Chundevi, Kathmandu Gita Basnet was born in Pathari, Morang. There she grew up with her three sisters and one elder brother. Her mother used to run a small shop. Also...
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Her husband went to India to earn money, he never returned- Story of Kanchi Maya Rai, a returnee woman migrant

Her husband went to India to earn money, he never returned- Story of Kanchi Maya Rai, a returnee woman migrant

Name: Kanchi Maya Rai Address: Kamalpokhari, Kathmandu Kanchi Maya Rai, 44, has been to three countries for foreign employment. Like many women, she was also forced to go abroad. Shortly after he...
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News came that her husband had remarried. She felt as if she had fallen off the cliff- The story of Asmita Tamang, a returnee woman migrant 

News came that her husband had remarried. She felt as if she had fallen off the cliff- The story of Asmita Tamang, a returnee woman migrant 

Name: Asmita Tamang Address: Makwanpur, Hetauda  27 years old Asmita went to Lebanon for foreign employment. Going abroad was not her choice. It occurred suddenly. She was roasting corn at her pl...
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