CASE STORIES

Fish and fruit and feathered friends

Fish and fruit and feathered friends

Story from Sunsari under Sustainable Livelihoods

The Samaweshi group in Letang built a fire preparedness pond in the community, and have now stocked it with fish. As well as retaining water, the pond is also generating income for the group. Letang is very vulnerable to fire hazards. There was no permanent way to collect...

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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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Unexpected Service

Unexpected Service

Story from Tansen under Health

Unlike other patients, nine-year-old Kusal Thapa happened to be in the hospital not because he was sick, but because of his mother's and sister's illnesses. Kusal's sister was born with heart disease and Down's syndrome. She frequently suffered from fevers and spent a lot of time in the hospital.

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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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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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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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Salt of The Earth!

Salt of The Earth!

Story from Dhading under Sustainable Livelihoods

Kabita Tamang lives in Jharlang VDC in northern Dhading. Her main income source is from farming, for which she uses traditional technologies. However, production was low, and she was not satisfied because she put a lot of hard work into it. She wanted to increase her production but she faced lot of problems, such as losing topsoil from the sloping land, low fertility, and not having access to newer technologies.

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Kafalpani is on the Right Track

Kafalpani is on the Right Track

Story from Dhading under Advocacy

Lok Kumari Gandrama, who lives in Kafalpani, says: "Previously, it was not possible to walk along the road to our village in the rainy season. We used to use another path, which took us half an hour more. But now it is very easy for us to bring water to our homes and to go to work in the field."

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Being There for Rita

Being There for Rita

Story from Dhading under Health

Rita Adhikari, a middle aged woman, lives with her poor family in Mapark, Dhading. She and her husband could not support her family on what they could earn locally, so her husband went to work as a daily labourer in India.

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Bhakta Bahadur's Brighter Future

Bhakta Bahadur's Brighter Future

Story from Bajhang under Sustainable Livelihoods

Bhakta Bahadur Kathayat's steps are heavy as he trudges home. It's been a long day. He left home very early, carrying a load of tomatoes to the market in the district headquarters, two hours' walk away. He's tired, but his heart is light. He's sold all his crop, and is carrying back some cloth for his wife Sarada, and new exercise books and pencils for his five children for school.

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