CASE STORIES

The curse that turned into a blessing

The curse that turned into a blessing

Story from Kapilbastu under Peacebuilding

Seven-year-old Jahirum Islam was born with cerebral palsy in Kapilvastu District. Born with a disability in a Muslim community meant that many people believed this was a curse. For six years he stayed at home doing nothing but lying on his bed.

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Seeing our community in a mirror

Seeing our community in a mirror

Story from Doti under Good Governance

“This community selection process is good,” expressed Kalpana BK, an elected member for a local government ward, after participating...

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Happy teachers, happier students

Happy teachers, happier students

Story from Dhading under Education

To become a teacher in Nepal, to teach Grades 1-5, candidates only need to have passed Grade 12 of school themselves and complete one week of training. Teachers can find it hard to engage and manage their classes while students may struggle to learn and enjoy their learning.

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Greener fields

Greener fields

Story from Mugu under Sustainable Livelihoods

A major achievement of the Mugu Community Transformation project which ended in December 2019 was the construction of a 329m-long irrigation canal. Our partner KCDC gave USD 1,730 to build the concrete canal. Community people contributed USD 10,300 equivalent of labour.

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Musahar community transformation

Musahar community transformation

Story from Sunsari under Sustainable Livelihoods

In a community of 106 Musahar families in Sunsari district, no-one had a toilet or had their birth registered. Their landless situation combined with poor education (7.3% literacy; less than 50% of primary-age children in school) have traditionally forced these...

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Active and Aware Parents

Active and Aware Parents

Story from Rukum under Education

On the whole, parents in the remote villages of Rukum East had little awareness about providing support and care to their children for their better future and education. Most parents took very little or no interest in their children’s studies as they were not literate...

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A career change at sixty!

A career change at sixty!

Story from Nawalparasi under Sustainable Livelihoods

Sixty-year-old Pitam Soti was a labourer in construction all his life and usually worked outside his home village of Jhate, in Hupsekot Rural Municipality. He was aging and the physical masonry work was getting harder for him. So, over the last year he rarely left the village...

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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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