Basu receives regular ongoing treatment for the effects of leprosy at Anandaban Hospital. She contracted the disease when she was around 10 years old and without the cure or knowing how to care for her hands and feet, she became permanently disabled.
While all her friends married, the stigma of leprosy meant that Basu remained single. Many years later she met and married a man who also had the disease. The couple's three children all died young and eventually they adopted a young boy.
When the earthquake hit Nepal in 2015, Basu and her family managed to escape their home unhurt. But shortly afterwards, her eight-year-old son became ill and did not recover.
"When I adopted my baby it was my happiest moment," said Basu. "Now nothing is left."
At Anandaban, Basu has received physiotherapy and ulcer care as well as counselling and loving care to help her overcome all that she has faced.
“This is my maiti,” she told us. It'a a word meaning 'my mother's home' - Basu sees Anandaban as her family home, a place of love and welcome.