CASE STORIES

Emergency Fund for Safe Deliveries

Emergency Fund for Safe Deliveries

Story from Bajhang under Health

“Last time, there weren’t any complications on the delivery day; our daughter arrived safe and sound. I was expecting the same this time too,” shares Sabita BK. Born in Bastoli, a remote village in Bajhang District, she married at 15 and had her first child after a year.

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Hopeful after recovery

Hopeful after recovery

Story from Rupandehi under Health

Until two years ago, Puja from Rupandehi District was doing fine. Her husband was with her, she did not have to worry at all about her family and life was going well for her. Life took a toll on her when she lost her husband. She had to take responsibility for her household and on the other hand, the pain of losing her loved one was too much for her to bear.

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Ambulance support in a critical time

Ambulance support in a critical time

Story from Nawalparasi under Health

23-year-old Sangita Harijan is from Palhinandan Rural Municipality in Nawalparasi District. She is from a Terai Dalit* community. She and her husband earn daily wages for their livelihood. When Sangita was pregnant with her second child, she started labour pains during her seventh month of pregnancy.

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Back to her normal self

Back to her normal self

Story from Nepal under Health

Forty-eight-year old Lali has been living with HIV for 11 years and through the stress of living with her diagnosis, she also developed mental health issues. These issues were apparent for a couple of years before she heard about the local mental health services through her neighbour and then went to her...

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From discrimination to leadership

From discrimination to leadership

Story from Dhading under Health

Hardship and hopelessness – that was a big part of Kabita Ale’s life story. Diagnosed with HIV 17 years ago, her journey has been challenging. But God wasn’t done with her and she didn’t give up. Today her story has been rewritten into one of hope and determination.

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Well Nourished!

Well Nourished!

Story from Doti under Health

Mothers with children between the age of six months and five years visited the Positive Deviance Hearth (PD Hearth) Centre located in Doti. Mothers and caretakers of children who are identified as malnourished are encouraged to come to the centre.

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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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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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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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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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