A non-governmental organization from Korea held a ‘'migration fair’ under the title, "For Potential Migrant
Workers’ in Butweal. About a hundred people gathered here and most of them came with the hope of work
opportunities in Korea. In Butweal, those who want to work in Korea ask us, "How come the broker's fee is so
high?” The average monthly salary in Nepal is about 50,000 Korean won (approximately US $53.00), and a broker
usually charges anywhere from 8 million won up to 10 million won (from US $8500.00 to US $10500.00) to
arrange the trip to Korea. Butweal, Nepal, 2006.
Hotcakes, two frying pans & a hotcake, performance, 2006
Most migrant workers from Nepal buy land and build houses when they return home. When they run out of
money, the houses are often left unfinished, leaving exposed pillars. If another family members can go abroad to
work, the construction can be completed. Butweal, Nepal, 2006.
The rooftops of Maseok Furniture Factory Complex, 2008