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Running her own fruit shop

Running her own fruit shop

Story from Dhading under Integral Development

Empowered and honoured - that's how 35-year-old Roshanti Gurung from Dhading District feels today. Inspired by a business training she received from UMN's partner Dhading Christian Society (DCS), today she is successfully managing her own fruit shop.

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Call for Justice

Call for Justice

Story from Kapilbastu under Good Governance

It began with home visits by a group of volunteers to ensure children are better protected in families. In partnership with Kapilbastu Institution Development Committee (KIDC), UMN formed a child protection committee to look closely into issues of child marriage, child abuse, child labour...

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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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Learning is Fun

Learning is Fun

Story from Rukum under Education

There are now 300 students enrolled from Early Childhood Development classes to Grade 8 at Shree Saraswati Basic School. But earlier, this school which is located in a remote village of Shyala, Rukum West, survived in a poor condition without any safe classroom management. Without any compound wall, even the cattle...

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Enjoying Learning

Enjoying Learning

Story from Rukum under Education

When seven-year-old Karuna Budha Magar was first admitted to school, she was surprised to hear her teachers speak in a strange language. Later she found out that it was the Nepali language. She is a Grade 2 student at Tribeni Secondary School in Rukum. Karuna speaks Kham...

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Road Brings Comfort

Road Brings Comfort

Story from Rupandehi under Good Governance

Om Bahadur Saru from Nawalparasi is the coordinator of the Ward Citizen Forum. He participated in the Participatory Planning Process facilitators' training organised by UMN's partner Isai Samaj Nawalparasi (ISN) and learned to identify the community issues. He also gained knowledge...

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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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Building Bridges

Building Bridges

Story from Rupandehi under Integral Development

Bhim Bahadur Rana, 54, from Nawalparasi, pastors a small congregation in Khasuwa village. Bhim tells us about a very sad mishap in his village. "Last year, one student was swept away in the river when he tried to wade through the swollen waters. The suspension bridge constructed a decade...

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Stinging Nettles for Income

Stinging Nettles for Income

Story from Doti under Sustainable Livelihoods

Jailkala Devi is seen picking nettle leaves, blanching and drying them. This ordinary shrub has become a reliable source of income for her. The demand of the nettle leaf powder is growing by the day as people have become aware of its medicinal value. She sells the nettle powder packets...

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The Power of Drama

The Power of Drama

Story from Sunsari under Peacebuilding

Ayesha Khatun, currently studying in Grade 10, comes from a Muslim family in Sunsari. The legal age of marriage is 20 for both men and women in Nepal, but despite this law girls are still married off early. Child marriage in Ayesha's village (a Muslim community) is not a new thing.

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