Shangjung Ma Bhote is 45 years old, and has been at BHN since the very beginning. She has been married for 19 years, and has one son who is studying humanities in college. Shangjung Ma’s husband is a trekking guide throughout Northern Nepal. Her BHN income helps her pay for food and her son’s school fees. Her favorite thing about working at BHN is the friendships that have grown with her coworkers, and sharing with each other in times of difficulty.