A new Namaste.
In my farewell post for Nepal, I thought I’d bow to the adage that actions speak louder than words. And the most common action in Nepal is the lovely Namaste (described in a whole bunch of words below).
When I was visiting the amazing women in Lamatol Village, Chitwan, President Nani Maiya Lama of the Self Help Women’s Group & Cooperative cut to the heart of the matter by describing what the Heifer trainings and animals had done for her.
“I used to be so shy and afraid to talk, I couldn’t even look at someone when I’d Namaste,” Nani said.
“But now that I can read a book, sign my name and earn my own income, I’ve got a new Namaste.”
For all the beautiful women (and men) of Nepal, here’s one final Namaste.
Categories: Animals, Heifer International, Hunger, Nepal, Photography, Poverty, Travel, Women
Tags: Chitwan Province, Heifer Nepal, Lamatol Village, Namaste, Nepalese women, Puja Self-Help Women's Group