CASE STORIES

Road Brings Comfort

Road Brings Comfort

Story from Rupandehi under Good Governance

Om Bahadur Saru from Nawalparasi is the coordinator of the Ward Citizen Forum. He participated in the Participatory Planning Process facilitators' training organised by UMN's partner Isai Samaj Nawalparasi (ISN) and learned to identify the community issues. He also gained knowledge...

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Building Bridges

Building Bridges

Story from Rupandehi under Integral Mission

Bhim Bahadur Rana, 54, from Nawalparasi, pastors a small congregation in Khasuwa village. Bhim tells us about a very sad mishap in his village. "Last year, one student was swept away in the river when he tried to wade through the swollen waters. The suspension bridge constructed a decade...

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I Became an Effective Facilitator

I Became an Effective Facilitator

Story from Rupandehi under Advocacy

My name is Rupa Rana. I have been working on the Ward Citizen Forum and as a social mobiliser of the Poverty Alleviation Fund, a government-funded project in Dhaubadhi VDC, Nawalparasi. These two roles have given me the opportunity to work closely with social...

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A reason to live in this world

A reason to live in this world

Story from Rupandehi under Good Governance

After the death of her husband, 28-year-old Yanu Maya GC found it very hard to survive and provide for her two children. She worked as a house labourer in her village, Tilotama. To add to her troubles, people in the community began to thinking negatively...

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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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Buying Time

Buying Time

Story from Rupandehi under Integral Mission

Time is one of the most precious resources village women in Nepal have. With many competing demands - family, household tasks, field work and income earning - women typically work very long days. They'll be up before the sun rises, and are the last to seek their beds in the evenings.

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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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24 - hour Birthing Unit at Dubiya Sub-Health Post

24 - hour Birthing Unit at Dubiya Sub-Health Post

Story from Rupandehi under Health

Ardharbhoot Cooperative is one of UMN's partners in Rupandehi. It works in Dubiya VDC, Kapilvastu district, implementing health programmes in its VDC where more than 60% of the population are from the Tharu (an ethnic minority) community. The VDC is divided into two parts by a river. There are five wards on the other side of the river, where there is a Sub-health Post in Rangai village.

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Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing

Story from Rupandehi under Sustainable Livelihoods

Nepal is a country of a multitude of different castes and ethnic groups. Many of these experience discrimination and neglect, and are unable to access the resources they need.

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Local Food is Best

Local Food is Best

Story from Rupandehi under Health

Ramnagina Gupta, a staff member of Bikalpa, one of UMN's partners in Rupandehi, recalls meeting little Bishal.

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