Residents of Pashupati Briddhashram Social Welfare Home for the Elderly sit in the central courtyard of the home.
A male resident sits on a table in the dining hall of the home.
Female residents with severe mobility issues pass in the courtyard. there are many hazards in the home. Residents often have to navigate loose steps and steep unstable wooden staircases to reach many areas.
Male resident sits on the floor of a communal wash are that is rife with black mold spores. conditions which are deeply unhygienic and conducive to breeding illness in the residents.
Male resident in pain with a severe bladder infection. Due to a lack of funding he has not been administered appropriate antibiotics (which are readily and cheaply available in outlets throughout Kathmandu) to treat the condition.
Male resident and amputee lays in bed in a communal sleeping area under a picture of Mother Teresa.
Resident with walking stick in the central courtyard of the the home.
Male resident with signs of severe mental illness lays covered in flies in a communal area having defecated himself.
Female resident with severe back pain sits, half naked in the main courtyard of the home waiting for a fellow resident to give her a back massage.
Male resident sews his clothes in an indoor dining area. residents are given donated clothes twice a year.
A male resident listens to music on his radio.
A male resident prays in the central courtyard.
A female resident washes her clothes in the communal wash area. where possible residents are encourage to wash their own clothes, in order that they retain a semblance of independence.
Male resident sits on his bed to eat. many sleeping areas are damp, dirty and uncomfortable leaving the residents open to a plethora of illnesses and ailments which will go on to be untreated because of a basic lack of medical supplies.
Irrespective of the poor conditions inside the home it is very difficult for individuals to gain a place. a heavily disabled elderly man who is not a resident of the home lays begging in the street directly outside the home.