“For as long as I can remember, women and men from my village have always worked on construction sites without any protective gear. They sift sand, carry bricks, or crush rocks into smaller stones, but always with their bare hands,” says 23-year-old Miri Lama as she fiddles with the elastic belt of her white helmet.
As a Community Medical Assistant, she is currently working on a construction site in Dhading district in central Nepal that is managed by the World Food Programme (WFP). It’s Miri’s job to orient staff on workplace safety and deliver first aid if accidents happen.
Click below to read a story written by Ms. Monica Upadhyay from WFP.