Anju Khati, 40, is now an entrepreneur from Bajhang. Dreaming big, hard-working Anju spends her time in the traditional handloom weaving and selling yarn. A few years back, things got tough for Anju’s family.  Her husband lost…
Bathpali Secondary School is a unique government-run school in the Far West Province. It provides inclusive education opportunities for children with disabilities (CWDs), including visually impaired children and others. They all  study alongside those without disabilities. Located…
Bungal Municipality is facing lowering of groundwater levels as a result of recent changes in the local climate. To address this, 35 water recharge pits were dug in two locations, Wards 4 and 5 of Bungal Municipality,…
Due to lack of job opportunities and income generation sources, most of Masta Rural Municipality’s men go to India to work for their household’s main source of income. But, the COVID-19 outbreak and lockdowns forced all migrants…
“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…
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…
When a child gets a good education it can alter their future for the better. Nepal has great educators and UMN is coming alongside them in their work to provide training and teaching materials to enhance the…
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. Ujeli Devi shares,…
Dhanudevi Bali lives in Bajhang district, in the far west of Nepal, and is a true follower of the phrase “learning by doing”. With lots of social and economic challenges, her endeavors in learning new things and…
Seventeen people are a lot to provide for! Paruli and UjiteSarki always struggled to support their three sons. Now that their sons are married and have nine children of their own, there are even more mouths to…