CASE STORIES

I am Kausilya

I am Kausilya

Story from Rupandehi under Peacebuilding

Twenty-two-year-old Kausilya Chaudhary belongs to the Madhesi Terai community and lives with her family in Rupandehi. She has one son and one daughter. She is a good facilitator of her adolescent group. In her part of the Terai there is a tradition that daughters-in-law are called by the birth place name or name...

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AHT Story

AHT Story

Story from Rupandehi under Peacebuilding

The term "Anti-Human Trafficking" conjures up images of risky raids on seedy warehouses or shady premises in the red light district. That is certainly part of the story, but UMN's Anti-Human Trafficking projects approach the issue from a different starting-point, that of prevention.

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Unexpected Success

Unexpected Success

Story from Doti under Peacebuilding

Karan Nath lives in Kahamekhola, Doti. He is the son of Yagya and Nabina Nath. Karan was born with bilateral club feet, so he was not able to walk without assistance.

UMN's Doti partner, Disabled Service Organisation, collects and files information about differently-abled children in the district. Karan Nath was one of them. He was selected and received the opportunity of UMN rehabilitation treatment services.

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Reunion of Heart and Heartbeat

Reunion of Heart and Heartbeat

Story from Dhading under Peacebuilding

Hari Maya Tamang and Suni Maya Tamang, from Jharlang VDC are of similar age and were very close friends like heart and heartbeat. There wasn't a day when they did not meet one-another. 5 years ago they had a small dispute and they suddenly stopped talking and meeting one another.

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Balu - a Rehabiliation Ambassador

Balu - a Rehabiliation Ambassador

Story from Bajhang under Peacebuilding

It's a sad, but common story. A little child is lying beside the open fire, left in the care of older siblings while the parents are out working in the field. His brother, just a small child himself, is playing with kerosene. Suddenly, the fire flares up. The older children escape, but the baby is badly burned.

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Cross Border Crime Reduced

Cross Border Crime Reduced

Story from Sunsari under Peacebuilding

Chimadi, Amahibela and Amarduwa are remote village areas situated in the southern part of Sunsari district. There is poor access to transport or amenities, like electricity or communication. People living here are generally very poor and from marginalised groups like Dalits (low caste), Janajatis and Madhesis (enthic minorities) and their lives are very difficult.

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Hearing from the heart!

Hearing from the heart!

Story from Sunsari under Peacebuilding

San Bahadur is quite popular in school. Besides being good with books, he also has a passion for cricket. His friends cheer for him when he is on the cricket field with a bat. San Bahadur enjoys the attention, as any 18 year old would.

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Somati's ordeal

Somati's ordeal

Story from Mugu under Peacebuilding

High in the Himalayas, Mugu is a very steep, remote district about seven days' walk from the nearest road. It's a tough place to live, with some of the lowest development statistics in the country. UMN has been working in Mugu since 1999.

Somati (5) lives in a village two days walk from the Mugu district centre. In July 2009, she fractured her leg in a fall. As the health post attendant was absent, her parents sought help from a traditional healer.

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The Chicken or the Egg?

The Chicken or the Egg?

Story from Sunsari under Peacebuilding

She took my hand in her thin, wrinkled one, pointing to my silver rings. Before we began our discussion with this small group of women, she made it clear that she expected a roof, a toilet, and possibly some cash. Unfortunately, this is not what we came bearing!

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Healing the 'Hero Book' way

Healing the 'Hero Book' way

Story from Nepal under Peacebuilding

Have you ever thought of making a book about yourself? "Hero-booking" is a great way to deal with personal challenges, and helps people better understand and respect each other. Anyone can "hero-book" - even you!

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