Doug Going Photography

Women Washing a Baby in Kathmandu, Nepal

Morning Bath

Kathmandu, Nepal

People Bathing in Public Fountain in Kathmandu, NepalIn Nepal, even the most basic rituals of daily life can take place on the streets. Here, a baby is given her morning bath by her extended family, while her loving mother looks on. Raising a child in Nepal is a family affair, where a strong sense of community persists. Sadly though, the infant mortality rate in Nepal is alarmingly high. Pneumonia accounts for one third of child deaths, while strikingly, a rather non-threatening ailment in the Western world, diarrhea takes the lives of 27,000 Nepali children each year.