Visually-impaired man operates grinding mill to look after family

- KASHIRAM DANGI, Rolpa

Oct 16, 2015-

Ram Bahadur Dangi, a visual impaired man from Hirwama in Rolpa district, is the sole breadwinner for his family. He looks after his family by operating a grinding mill.

“I am able to maintain livelihood from the income of this mill,” said Dangi, who has been living with his wife and three kids.

He said some organisations help him set up the mill. “Though the work is risky, I am compelled to run mill for my family,” he said, adding that he often faces electric shock while trying to connect wires. He charges Rs 10 for grinding one pathi of crops.

According to local teacher Om Sen, Dangi was a hardworking student in the school and was also the first visually-impaired student in the district to pass the SLC examination.

Dangi is still studying at grade 12 in the district.

As he has no other sources of income, he has been compelled to run mill for his family.

Though he is visually impaired, he said he wishes to look at the faces of his children. He said he has facing difficulties to sustain his family and educate his children and that he has also started goat rearing with supports from some donors for additional income.

Published: 16-10-2015 08:32

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