CASE STORIES

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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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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Investing in women farmers

Investing in women farmers

Story from Bajhang under Sustainable Livelihoods

Dhanudevi Bali lives in Bajhang district, in the far west of Nepal, and is a true follower of the phrase "learning by doing". With lots of social and economic challenges, her endeavors in learning new things and applying what she learns in her fields have been very successful.

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Changing the church, changing the community

Changing the church, changing the community

Story from Sunsari under Integral Mission

Rev Gajendra Khan Thakuri is Pastor of Budhabare Baptist Church in Letang village, Morang District. There are more than 150 believers in his church. He was looking for the best way to link with and enter into the community, and he said he had struggled for quite a long time to find...

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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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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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A TV programme plants a seed

A TV programme plants a seed

Story from Dhading under Good Governance

At 35 years of age, Kanchhi Gautam from Jiwanpur watched television for the first time at her village on 2008. Her brother bought the set after earning the money from abroad. She got this opportunity because her family settled in her birth place, despite her marriage in another district.

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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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