Rima Kumari Harijan, 25, is from a Madhesi community and lives with her joint family in Langadipakad village of Nawalparasi District. In the Madhesi culture, the patriarchal system is strongly practised. Men hold more power and deprive…
Barely a year old when his father died, Jit Kumar Budha was simply too young to comprehend life. Or the fact that his mother immediately married another man and left the young child in the care of…
Mugu cluster initiated a community based model programme to address the food security problems in the village of Tallighuria. Here many households have food for only six months in a year. For the other months, they depend…
“See how the goats go crazy when I hang up the mineral block? This is the second block I am putting up today and since I started doing this, the goats have a bigger appetite and look…
Mina lives in Sunsari district with her three children. At the age of 14 she got married. Because of the family’s low income, her husband had to go to India to find employment. While in India, he…
A few months ago, the residents of Gamgadhi, the district headquarters of Mugu realised that if there was a fire out break, they would lose their houses and property because they did not have any fire extinguishing…
A few years ago in Mahakali Higher Secondary School, teachers walked into classrooms with sticks to discipline students for bad behaviour, failure to do homework, talking in class and other actions they deemed as misbehaviour. As a…
By:Ā  Carrie Mitchell and Yayga Raj PantaĀ There was no chimney so the small room was filled with dense smoke. Grandmother sat on one side of the fire coughing her lungs up and listlessly stirring a pot of…
By: Sanjib K. Chaudhary Ā Hearing and talking about poor and marginalised people, and reading the stories of change in their lives fascinates us all. But when you visit the community yourself, you are confronted by the grim…
By: Gloria Katusiime Ā Children race across the dirt paved road to meet us. Their faces are streaked with dirt, their hair unkempt, but it’s their big smiles and laughter that grips me. I have just only arrived…