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The light and the fjord
Floating Hummingbird
Humpback Whale
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Paine Mountain
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WAITING FOR COSTCO TO OPEN
Once Upon A Time
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Shanta the Fighter
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Deepa the Fearless Leader
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16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Shanta the Fighter

Shanta Phuyal is 34 years old and one of the most successful farmers in her village, Jitpurphedi, Nepal. Her life was completely altered through a farming educational program that was facilitated through the Volunteer Initiative of Nepal. “In the past, my family tried to stop me from going outside. I was afraid to go to the women's cooperative. I didn’t know how to convince my family why I wanted to go and spend time there. But you are the very thing that can change your family... Now, my family members stop me from working in the fields and remind me to go to to co-op. Do something, be successful and no one can stop you.”

TAGS: Nepal, Women

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Glendale, California, United States of America
Member since 2018
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© Drea Castro.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2018
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 17, 2018, 11:53 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Aperture: f10
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION Jitpurphedi, Nepal