Nepal: Kumari and Aaryan

July 24, 2023

Kumari has known the sting of stigma since she can remember. Born with bilateral clubfoot, she was never allowed to go to school, or even taught how to hold a pencil. When her first son, Aaryan was also born with clubfoot, she wasn’t surprised by the way the community further scorned her family. What she didn’t expect, however, was a woman who came knocking on her door to tell her that there was a place her son’s feet could be treated – for free. Read Kumari’s story: