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Nepal villagers duped into selling kidneys and told organ would regrow – now country faces new health crisis

In the foothills of the Himalayas, two men lift their shirts to reveal wide scars on their bodies.

Both aged in their 40s, they appear self-conscious – even embarrassed – but they want to share their story.

The men – called Kanchha and Ram – sold their kidneys, driven by financial desperation. Kanchha is still in pain and unable to work because of the side effects from the surgery.

“It’s impossible to count how many have done it,” he says. “Everywhere, this village, that village, so many people have sold their kidneys.”

The village of Hokse in Nepal has a unique and exceptionally troubled history. It’s known as Kidney Valley because someone from almost every household has sold a kidney.

Brokers have been visiting the area for years, persuading people to part with an organ, despite the fact it’s illegal.

Locals have desperately tried to shake that infamy in recent years – they feel duped, damaged by it. Some say they were exploited, some claim they were even told their kidneys would regrow. Some have died as a result of what was done to their bodies.

And now tragically, poverty is fuelling another health crisis in Nepal – with kidneys again at the heart of it.

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