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Posted by Lindsey Youngquist

Terraced hills enable crops to grow on the steep slopes at the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Dirt footpaths weave through the terraces and our Achhami patients have tremendous skill to navigate the way in flip flops, often balancing heavy loads on their heads or on their backs. Most of our patients are subsistence agriculture farmers and grow their own food. They bring surplus goods to Bayalpata Bazaar to sell and trade. This woman and her daughter return from the market with grains from fellow villagers.

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Lindsey Youngquist is a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar studying Community Health in Nepal. She recently volunteered at Bayalpata Hospital in Achham.

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