There is an ancient Chinese proverb, “Women Hold Up Half The Sky” but in Nepal women hold up three-fourths of the sky, http://bit.ly/1A2XtEJ, as this article from the Nepali Times points out.
I often reflect on my own life when I am traveling in Nepal and wonder if I would have survived childhood had I been born there rather than in the US. I am in awe of the young women who we see at the annual health camp in Rupakot, who bring in their babies and children for vitamins and deworming medicine. I wonder if I would have been able to do what they do every day.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Nepali women, young and old who have helped to shape the new direction of my life. I wish you all health and happiness and hope that we at Project for a Village will be able to support you and your families for many years to come.