65-year-old Bindra was walking down a flight of stairs when she tripped and fell on the ground, fracturing her right hand. Some villages in her region of Nepal do not have electricity, and such accidents in the evenings are a common occurrence.
Bindra lives with her eldest son, her daughter-in-law and grandchildren. The rest of her family has settled in India to make a living. At home, Bindra is responsible for grazing the cattle and looking after her young grandchildren. She is unable to afford the $579 treatment cost, which will ease her pain and allow her to regain use of her hand.
“I hope to be cured soon,” Bindra said.