CASE STORIES

Enjoying Learning

Enjoying Learning

Story from Rukum under Education

When seven-year-old Karuna Budha Magar was first admitted to school, she was surprised to hear her teachers speak in a strange language. Later she found out that it was the Nepali language. She is a Grade 2 student at Tribeni Secondary School in Rukum. Karuna speaks Kham...

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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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Confident Ujeli

Confident Ujeli

Story from Bajhang under Health

Ujeli Devi, a Female Community Health Volunteer (FCHV) from Bajhang can now confidently deliver health messages in mothers' group meetings. Earlier, she couldn't speak confidently, let alone conduct meetings and teach in a group.

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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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Stinging Nettles for Income

Stinging Nettles for Income

Story from Doti under Sustainable Livelihoods

Jailkala Devi is seen picking nettle leaves, blanching and drying them. This ordinary shrub has become a reliable source of income for her. The demand of the nettle leaf powder is growing by the day as people have become aware of its medicinal value. She sells the nettle powder packets...

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The Power of Drama

The Power of Drama

Story from Sunsari under Peacebuilding

Ayesha Khatun, currently studying in Grade 10, comes from a Muslim family in Sunsari. The legal age of marriage is 20 for both men and women in Nepal, but despite this law girls are still married off early. Child marriage in Ayesha's village (a Muslim community) is not a new thing.

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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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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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Bamboo bonanza

Bamboo bonanza

Story from Sunsari under Integral Mission

The Church of God, Madhumalla, is a small church of just 60 members. To do good work, we don't always need a big number and lots of educated people or even an educated leader in the church.

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An amazing taste - better than meat!

An amazing taste - better than meat!

Story from Doti under Health

Baglek is a remote VDC in Doti, where UMN's partner CEAD Nepal has been working on the Food Security for Vulnerable Communities in Nepal (Uttam Aahar) project.

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