A few years ago, it was rare to find women participating in any community or government structures in Doti. Most were limited to their household work, farming, and taking care of their family members. Culturally, in many…
Dabal Bahadur Kami, aged 50, has a physical disability and was living in poverty with his family of five in Doti. He injured his back in an accident, causing poor mobility and speech problems; he communicates with…
Life wasn’t at all easy for Kamala Devi 45 years ago, when she was abandoned by her husband. A young girl, barely 18, pregnant and with no husband is not an easy status in a village. She…
“This community selection process is good,” expressed Kalpana BK, an elected member for a local government ward, after participating in a village appraisal, “because we have prepared a map of the community and discussed about individual settlements…
Suntali Devi BK is from a Dalit community which is an extremely marginalised group. She lives with her family of five members. Her family used to run their household through earnings from Indian employment where her husband…
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…
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…
Baglek is a remote VDC in Doti, where UMN’s partner CEAD Nepal has been working on the Food Security for Vulnerable Communities in Nepal (Uttam Aahar) project. This programme focuses on the promotion of agro-based income generating…
Karan Nath lives in Kahamekhola, Doti. He is the son of Yagya and Nabina Nath. Karan was born with bilateral club feet, so he was not able to walk without assistance. UMN’s Doti partner, Disabled Service Organisation,…
Bhim Bahadur, 35 years old, is a poor but energetic and hard-working farmer from Ghanteswwor VDC in Doti. He moved from a different ward in his VDC around 15 years ago, in search of ‘a full stomach’,…