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Shanker Foundation

Darjeeling, India
February 2009

Shanker Mani RaiHari ChettriTulsi RaiUsha TamangThe Sherpa FamilyPratrap & Rohan RaiDeepenDani BhutiaRajesh & Nirmala RaiRoma Di ChettriArati RaiRamesh
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Usha Tamang Shanker Foundation, Darjeeling, India

Usha Tamang

Usha a soft spoken woman of 27 years. At the age of 20, whe was married to Plazan Tamang, a truck driver. Plazan become infected and passed it on to Usha. He passed away in 2005. When her family found out she was positive, they disowned her and is living in a modest one room apartment with the help of the Shanker Foundation. She started taking ART at the age of 24 and feels well. She is expecting a baby at any moment.