CASE STORIES

Dabal Finds Dignity

Dabal Finds Dignity

Story from Doti under Peacebuilding

Dabal Bahadur Kami, aged 50, has a physical disability and was living in poverty with his family of five in Doti. He injured his back in an accident, causing poor mobility and speech problems; he communicates with his family using sign language.

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Saving the life of mother and baby

Saving the life of mother and baby

Story from Tansen under Health

In my work, especially in obstetrics, I deal with the life and death of both mothers and children. Recently an 18-year-old pregnant lady at 36 weeks of gestation...

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My first COVID-19 delivery

My first COVID-19 delivery

Story from Tansen under Health

In my 20 years of experience working as a nurse, I had never before gone through such a fearful moment as Covid-19. Working in a maternity ward as a nurse...

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Rekha Chose Education, Not Marriage!

Rekha Chose Education, Not Marriage!

Story from Kapilbastu under Education

Only 17, but Rekha Raidash, a Grade 10 student from Kapilvastu is already facilitating sessions in her village's self-help group (SHG). But until a year ago, things were entirely different. When her father decided to get her married, she had to give up her dreams to study further.

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Feeling more comfortable at school

Feeling more comfortable at school

Story from Mugu under Health

The IWP (Improved Washable Sanitary Pad) is handy and comfortable to use. While having menstruation, it was always uneasy to go to school and stay active. At times, I had to miss the classes too.

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Spreading his knowledge about menstrual hygiene

Spreading his knowledge about menstrual hygiene

Story from Nawalparasi under Health

Roshan*, a Grade 9 student at Janata Secondary School in Palhinandan, Nawalparasi, shared that he had confusions and numerous questions related to menstruation...

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Campaign to make eateries child labour free

Campaign to make eateries child labour free

Story from Dhading under Education

Along one of the busiest highways to Kathmandu, the Prithivi Highway, we see many small local eateries at various junctions. These local eateries are locally called ‘hotels’.

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Recharge pits to the rescue

Recharge pits to the rescue

Story from Bajhang under Sustainable Livelihoods

Bungal Municipality is facing lowering of groundwater levels as a result of recent changes in the local climate. To address this, 35 water recharge pits were dug in two locations, Wards 4 and 5 of Bungal Municipality, Bajhang.

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Change begins with me – a husband!

Change begins with me – a husband!

Story from Nawalparasi under Peacebuilding

Prakash Chandra Kewat, a gender champion of UMN’s Gender Equality Project, once thought that women were meant to stay at home and cover all the household work. Since childhood, this was what he saw and learned. As he grew up, he never saw his father engage in any...

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Receiving postnatal services at home

Receiving postnatal services at home

Story from Nawalparasi under Health

Postnatal check-ups were rare in two rural municipalities (RMs) of UMN's working areas – Pratappur and Palahinandan of Nawalparasi District, especially in the remote settlements which are far from health facilities. A mother of two daughters, Sabnam Dewan, 24, is one of the women who received postnatal care (PNC) at...

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