On holidays, Sanghe visits Bucharest. She doesn’t shop because she sends home almost all the money she earns.
Sanghe has two friends who work at a restaurant in a mall. Maesh is 33 years old, married and has two children. He has already learned a few words in Romanian.
“I like sarmale. We make burgers. We have salad, cucumbers, tomatoes. I make bread, ”he says.
His brother is free and received us in the room where we both live in Romania.
“This is my bed, this is my brother’s bed. Here is the kitchen ”, describes our home.
Three other Nepalese arrived in Romania for two days. They will cook for a chain of supermarkets in Bucharest.
“Before I came here I got married. I have family in Nepal. Wife, sister, parents, grandparents. They all live in the same house, ”says the man.
“It’s better than I expected. She is my wife. We came here together, “says another Nepali.
These people earn in Nepal around $ 200 per month. In Romania, their salary is 3-4 times higher. The state obliges employers to offer the average wage on the economy to unskilled workers. Employers are willing to give them, in some cases, higher salaries than Romanians, because in the last two years it has been difficult for them to find serious staff.