CASE STORIES

Safe Housing For Girls

Safe Housing For Girls

Story from Mugu under Education

The north-east of Mugu is known as the Karan Belt. It is made up of five VDCs: Mangri, Kimri, Pulu, Dolphu and Mugu. Buddha Higher Secondary School (BHSS) is located in Mangri and is the only source of education for the Karani people.

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Karani ladies are off to school

Karani ladies are off to school

Story from Mugu under Education

Mugu District in the far north-west of Nepal is divided into four "belts": Gam, Soru, Khatyad and Karan. The Karan best is the most remote. Ethnic tribal communities live in the Karan belt, and have very limited access to health facilities and education. Most of the women and teenaged girls...

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The Sheep and The Goats

The Sheep and The Goats

Story from Mugu under Sustainable Livelihoods

Sheep and goats are a major income source for farmers of Pina and Rara VDCs in Mugu. Scabies and other external parasites (like fleas and mites) and internal parasites (tapeworm, liverfluke, and roundworm) are a serious problem to farmers, as they affect the growth and development of animals. Farmers face the problems of reproductive health disorders, lack of weight gain compared with age, and even the deaths of several animals each year.

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Taking pride in personal hygiene

Taking pride in personal hygiene

Story from Mugu under Education

Mahakali Higher Secondary School (MHSS) is situated in Gamgadhi, headquarters of Mugu District. Though it is a model school for other schools, the personal hygiene and sanitation of the MHSS students was very poor.

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A Loan free person

A Loan free person

Story from Mugu under Sustainable Livelihoods

Kanna Bahadur Shahi, a poor farmer from Pina Village, Mugu, is the only breadwinner of his family. He used to cultivate millet as a primary food crop for local consumption, using traditional agriculture systems. But since millet takes a long time to germinate and mature this result in low productivity.

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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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