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BHU01.0001.xxf1s (MODEL RELEASED IMAGE).In Shingkhey, a remote hillside village of a dozen homes, Nalim and Namgay's family assembles in the prayer room of their three-story rammed-earth house with one week's worth of food for their extended family of thirteen. Cooking method: clay stove fueled by wood fire. Food preservation: natural drying. Family members (left to right, standing): Sangay Kandu (39, husband of Sangay), Sangay, 35, holding Tandin Wangchuk (7 months), Sangay Zam (12, daughter of Sangay Kandu and Sangay), Chato Namgay (14, monk, son of Sangay Kandu and Sangay), Chato Geltshin (12, son of Sangay Kandu and Sangay), (left to right, seated): Zekom (9, daughter of Nalim and Namgay), Bangam (also called Kinley, 21, daughter of Nalim and Namgay), Drup Chu (56, brother of Nalim), Choeden (16, daughter of Sangay Kandu and Sangay), Nalim (53, family matriarch and wife of Namgay), Namgay (57, family patriarch and husband of Nalim), Geltshin (9, son of Sangay Kandu and Sangay).  /// The Namgay family is one of the thirty families featured in the book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats (p. 36). Food Expenditure for one week: $5.03 USD. (Please refer to Hungry Planet book p. 37 for the family's detailed food list.)
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