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Friday is flour day

Friday is flour day

Story from Rukum under Health

Every second Friday, Manisha Pariyar 24, is busy preparing super-flour for her 18-month-old son. The flour, a nutritious mix made from three kinds of cereals (maize, wheat and soybean), is a proven nutritious food for young children. Developed by UMN in the 1970s, super-flour is now widely used...

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I've earned more than my husband!

I've earned more than my husband!

Story from Rukum under Sustainable Livelihoods

It is around end of the spring season. Seed-growing farmers in Kholagaun look very busy with their daily chores of harvesting and threshing their cash crops - onion, radish, and peas - in the field. Parbati Jaisi, 26, a woman from this village, was even smarter this year, as she was able to thresh her onion and radish crops a few days earlier, and sell those for NRS 45,000 (nearly AUD 600), which is four times more than last year's sale.

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Soap Opera

Soap Opera

Story from Rukum under Sustainable Livelihoods

Outbreaks of diarrhoea don't usually qualify as disasters, but they are a real threat to remote communities in districts like Rukum, in the middle hills area of Nepal. Although often caused by unsafe water, poor hygiene also plays a part. During a recent outbreak, UMN's Rukum Cluster team distributed 32,500 cakes of anti-bacterial soap, donated by World Vision.

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Fighting Poverty, Together

Fighting Poverty, Together

Story from Rukum under Peacebuilding

On a sunny hillside in Rukum, a group of women in bright cotton saris are working in a field - a commonplace scene. But this is a remarkable group of women.

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