19-year-old girl from Nepal weighs 13 kg with height of 88 centimeters
Malati Rishidev is the smallest woman in Nepal, she suffers from a rare form of dwarfism - achondroplasia.
Malati lives with his parents, 45-year-old Mina Devi and 50-year-old Ramesh Rishidev, in the small village of Morang. She stopped growing when she was only one year old, but her parents were too poor to show her to the doctor.
Despite the deviations of the girl, the parents found the courage to give birth to other three children, among whom only Malati is a dwarf. At age 19, her height is 88 centimeters, and weight - 13 kilograms.
“Her small stature always bothered us. She doesn’t like to leave the house, eats a little and doesn’t like to play. She has problems with her legs, she doesn’t walk well and she is very weak. But we don’t have money to take her to doctors.” says Ramesh Rishidev.
One of the employees of the medical college in Biratnagar, which is run by British professors, became interested in the case of Malati.They stumbled upon her Facebook page. They invited her for an examination and admitted that Malati is the smallest woman in Nepal.
"I needed a birth certificate to prove that Malati 19. When they looked, they didn’t believe it," said Mina Devi.
Now Malati will be examined for exactly one year, and the girl will receive daily benefits of $ 15. Also, social workers will take care of the Malati family home, which has already become ruins.