In Kathmandu Nepal, this small community made of around 12 to 15 immigrant Indian families make a living by scouring the streets for recyclable materials to sell by the kilogram.
The children of this community were involved in the My Life My Vision program, run by fellow photojournalist Josh Crupi and myself. Our aim was to provide the working and street children of Nepal a creative outlet as a means of advocacy, and to provide them respite from the struggle of their everyday lives.
For the first 3 months of working with the children of this community we did not bring out our own cameras, as our focus was on teaching. Eventually we were asked to take portraits, as many of the families did not have any of their children.