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Nepal - Kathmandu - Sunita Lama, 24, drinks a cup of tea while sitting in her house in the outskirts of the capital. Sunita's husband, Sir Kumar Lama, 30, has just come back from Qatar, where he spent one year working as a welder in a factory. Rather than the promised around 360 USD per month, Lama was paid only 220 USD. Lama decided to come back to Nepal one year prior of the termination of its contract but is now struggling to repay the 1,200-USD-loan he had taken with his brother in order to go to Qatar. “Most of my co-workers had been cheated as well” he explains. “Some have been working for eight years now, but are still stuck in Qatar because of their debts”.