Place and Date of Birth: 1934, Kepyang, Bongpa
Choezin fled to exile when she was only 27 years old. Tragically, her parents and sister passed away and was left alone. She has a cousin brother who often comes to meet her. She worked as carpet weaver in Jawalakhel Handicraft centre for many years. She feels sad to see the carpet centre damaged by earthquake. As she couldn’t work, she is now admitted in Jawalakhel elderly home where she is well taken care of.
Place and Date of Birth: 1954, Dhingri, Tibet
Mangthoe was toddler when he came to exile. He remembers living in Solukhumbu for a while before coming to Kathmandu. He worked in carpet factory for his livelihood but became jobless when it closed down. With no income and deteriorating health, he was admitted in Jawalakhel elderly home where everything is taken care of.