CASE STORIES

Joyous Junu

Joyous Junu

Story from Dhading under Education

For Junu Chepang from Charudi village in Dhading, education was just limited to theory. But after being exposed to UMN’s Sangsangai (Church and Community Mobilisation) two-year training, she learned about practical ways to help the community. She has been actively working as a facilitator in the Sangsangai process.

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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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Tiny little feet are ready to walk

Tiny little feet are ready to walk

Story from Bajhang under Peacebuilding

Born with clubfoot and as the first child in his family, the news of Sangeet’s physical disability had deeply saddened his parents and family members. And as he grew older, he couldn't stand on his own feet like other children. Due to the family’s poor financial situation, they had only a shallow...

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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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Turmeric: Stimulating commercial cultivation

Turmeric: Stimulating commercial cultivation

Story from Doti under Sustainable Livelihoods

Suntali Devi BK is from a Dalit community which is an extremely marginalised group. She lives with her family of five members. Her family used to run their household through earnings from Indian employment where her husband was engaged.

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Bringing together Hindu and Muslim Youth

Bringing together Hindu and Muslim Youth

Story from Kapilbastu under Peacebuilding

Promoting peace and community between Hindu and Muslim youth is an important part of UMN’s work in Kapilvastu District. Today young minds are being transformed and the community is coming together, making changes for the better.

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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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I can finally sign my name

I can finally sign my name

Story from Mugu under Good Governance

I am Yangjom Lama and I live in Mugum Karmarong Rural Municipality. I am 47 years old. My time at home used to be mostly limited to household chores and farming. Since I hadn’t received even a basic education, I could...

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