CASE STORIES

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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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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