The Nepal Electrical authority (www.nea.org.np) has announced that power allowances will be increased since glaciers in the mountains are melting. Since Friday, I’ve seen 3 different power schedules issued, but none are being followed yet. So at present, we are getting some bonus hours of power – just not on a schedule that we know of. They say we will be taken down to only 12hrs power off per day (versus the 16-20 we’ve been experiencing since January). It will seem almost luxurious.
This photo is of a couple in the wards. The woman is a patient. Often in this culture a spouse will leave when there is a diagnosis of leprosy, but this husband is special. He visits her daily, bringing things to eat and sits with her.