Sangmu Laati Sherpa
Sangmu Laati Sherpa aged 42 is from Sindhu Palchok,Tatopani Nayabasti, Ward no 4. As her name Laati reveals that she is deaf and dumb. She is a married woman with one 18 year old son. Her husband have abandoned her because of her retardedness.
During the earthquake she managed to cross the Bhotekoshi dam despite of stones falling down. But she could not found her only son. She searched him desperately asking everyone by her natural sign of language. No one have courage to tell her about him. Because he was hit by a very huge stone, some villegers tried to rescue him but again another huge stone hit on him due to jolts and he was completely buried and died.
Sangmu Laati was desperately searching her son till she came to Thali Chaur camp and there she was informed about it. This poor women does not have any support system at her respective place. She is not happy to leave this camp because here she gets a little relief materials to support her. She seemed worried for her future. Now she took shelter at one of her relative’s place. Nothing is left for her in this world, she tries to tell us in her ‘own’ language. But still she have a faint smile in her face that says ‘this is life’.
Observed, interviewed and written by: Suman Rani Shahi, NCV