The Weight of Water in Nepal’s Foothills
Durlunga is a small indigenous village located on top of one of Nepal’s lower foothills. Here, like in many places across Nepal, many of the men have migrated abroad or to other parts of Nepal to earn money. The women who remain behind are thus responsible for the agricultural work in addition to the household chores. Using water for drinking, cooking, cleaning and farming, their lives and daily routine are intrinsically linked with the fate of this vital resource. But what happens when there is too much or too little water? Anumaya, shares her story of unpredictable rains, and adjusting to the growing weight of water.