CASE STORIES

Balu - a Rehabiliation Ambassador

Balu - a Rehabiliation Ambassador

Story from Bajhang under Peacebuilding

It's a sad, but common story. A little child is lying beside the open fire, left in the care of older siblings while the parents are out working in the field. His brother, just a small child himself, is playing with kerosene. Suddenly, the fire flares up. The older children escape, but the baby is badly burned.

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Cross Border Crime Reduced

Cross Border Crime Reduced

Story from Sunsari under Peacebuilding

Chimadi, Amahibela and Amarduwa are remote village areas situated in the southern part of Sunsari district. There is poor access to transport or amenities, like electricity or communication. People living here are generally very poor and from marginalised groups like Dalits (low caste), Janajatis and Madhesis (enthic minorities) and their lives are very difficult.

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Hearing from the heart!

Hearing from the heart!

Story from Sunsari under Peacebuilding

San Bahadur is quite popular in school. Besides being good with books, he also has a passion for cricket. His friends cheer for him when he is on the cricket field with a bat. San Bahadur enjoys the attention, as any 18 year old would.

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Somati's ordeal

Somati's ordeal

Story from Mugu under Peacebuilding

High in the Himalayas, Mugu is a very steep, remote district about seven days' walk from the nearest road. It's a tough place to live, with some of the lowest development statistics in the country. UMN has been working in Mugu since 1999.

Somati (5) lives in a village two days walk from the Mugu district centre. In July 2009, she fractured her leg in a fall. As the health post attendant was absent, her parents sought help from a traditional healer.

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The Chicken or the Egg?

The Chicken or the Egg?

Story from Sunsari under Peacebuilding

She took my hand in her thin, wrinkled one, pointing to my silver rings. Before we began our discussion with this small group of women, she made it clear that she expected a roof, a toilet, and possibly some cash. Unfortunately, this is not what we came bearing!

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Healing the 'Hero Book' way

Healing the 'Hero Book' way

Story from Nepal under Peacebuilding

Have you ever thought of making a book about yourself? "Hero-booking" is a great way to deal with personal challenges, and helps people better understand and respect each other. Anyone can "hero-book" - even you!

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New Hope from New Peacebuilders

New Hope from New Peacebuilders

Story from Dhading under Peacebuilding

Ten years of conflict and instability in Nepal have severely affected many kinds of local and national processes, including the resolving of disputes.

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Fighting Poverty, Together

Fighting Poverty, Together

Story from Rukum under Peacebuilding

On a sunny hillside in Rukum, a group of women in bright cotton saris are working in a field - a commonplace scene. But this is a remarkable group of women.

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