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Nepal Raj Kumar (left), 16, and Mohammad Raju, 19, fluff cotton that will be used to make and repair quilts and mattresses in Mandikatar, a suburb in Kathmandu, Nepal. They perform this service door to door. For three months during the winter, the two travel from the eastern state of Bihar, India, to work in Nepal, usually earning around 20,000 Nepalese rupees (about $193) per month.

Shilu Manandhar, GPJ Nepal