Travel photo – Street vendor in Kathmandu, Nepal

Street vendor in Kathmandu, Nepal (November 2009)

Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal, a small land-locked country located between China and India and nestled in the Himalayas. As many as 70% of the country’s 27 million people work in the so-called informal economy, meaning that they do not pay taxes and their sales are not tallied into the government books. With a GDP per capita of about US$1300 per year equating to about $4 income per day, folks aim to make a living any way they can. This street vendor will spend his day hawking apples and other fruit around town for a few pennies each.

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