In 2012 the Thapathali slum in Kathmandu, Nepal was destroyed by the Nepalese government due to the proposed expansion of the Bagmati River for “development purposes”. This included the evacuation and demolition of 248 homes, as well as a school, which left close to 1000 people homeless. Despite the destruction of the houses, some of the residents still live along the riverbank, where they have used signs, cardboard, and other scrap materials to build new shelters. Thanks to a Korean NGO, a new school was built for the children, and animals such as cattle, ducks and chickens roam the grassy areas, providing food for some of the inhabitants. Residents live in extreme poverty and fear that the government officials and police will come and destroy their homes again, but for now, the majority of them are content and keep a positive attitude, saying that they are happy that they just have a community to call their own.