It has been many months – since September and the start of the tourist season in Nepal – since we have heard from Kamal, Jasper’s dad. But that all changed this and last week when we had the “holy trinity” of surprises, allowing us to reconnect in a small way (as power outages allow): an email, a phone call and a Skype video call!
In Nepal, the underemployment and unemployment rate is over 50% and each year over 2 million of the country’s 19 million men leave the country to work as labourers in the Middle East. Kamal, Jasper’s father, had already spent 5 years in Saudi Arabia and the UAE when we met him. As you can imagine […]