Who we are and our stories

  Damber   I was born in Bhutan where my family ran an agricultural farm which supported our entire family. We grew our own crops such as rice, corn and soybeans, and cared for many animals - chickens, cows and sheep. Any produce that we did not use for ourselves we sold in the area to buy necessities that we could not make for ourselves, like soap and cooking things. We grew lots and sold it well.      Read More...

Damber

I was born in Bhutan where my family ran an agricultural farm which supported our entire family. We grew our own crops such as rice, corn and soybeans, and cared for many animals - chickens, cows and sheep. Any produce that we did not use for ourselves we sold in the area to buy necessities that we could not make for ourselves, like soap and cooking things. We grew lots and sold it well.

 

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  Joy   I was born in Bhutan Chirang, and lived there with my family until I was nine years old. Before my tenth birthday, myself, my six brothers, and my three sisters were moved to a refugee camp where we lived for the next eighteen years. Sadly, I lost my mother when my family moved from Bhutan. Three of my brothers were still very young and so it became my responsibility to care for them.      Read More...

Joy

I was born in Bhutan Chirang, and lived there with my family until I was nine years old. Before my tenth birthday, myself, my six brothers, and my three sisters were moved to a refugee camp where we lived for the next eighteen years. Sadly, I lost my mother when my family moved from Bhutan. Three of my brothers were still very young and so it became my responsibility to care for them.

 

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  Manu   I was born in Bhutan but had to leave when I was ten. This was when I was moved to a refugee camp in Nepal where I lived for twenty-five years. While I lived there I managed to find some small space for gardening, which I love to do. But it was hard as the organisations and agencies who came during the twenty-five years had limited rations. Often, we got small portions or basics like rice, sugar, oil and lentils every fifteen days. But these were not usually enough to last the fifteen days.   Read More...

Manu

I was born in Bhutan but had to leave when I was ten. This was when I was moved to a refugee camp in Nepal where I lived for twenty-five years. While I lived there I managed to find some small space for gardening, which I love to do. But it was hard as the organisations and agencies who came during the twenty-five years had limited rations. Often, we got small portions or basics like rice, sugar, oil and lentils every fifteen days. But these were not usually enough to last the fifteen days.

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