The returnee: Inside the lives of migrant workers from Nepal

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Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

With seven children and a wife of 21 years whom he had married for love, Bahadur had every reason to feel confident that his move abroad from the village of Nalma in Nepal to Saudi Arabia was a financially wise choice for his family. All was going well until the news came, six months into his time abroad, that his wife had eloped with someone else and abandoned the household. As soon as his contract was over, Bahadur returned to his family. He was back to square one.

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