Poonam, 14, from Chimath village in Mugu was shy and hesitant to speak with strangers. However, she was also hardworking and passionate about being a member of her school’s child club. Eventually in Grade 7 she was…
Some villages in Soru Rural Municipality are still deprived of electricity, which also prevents them from running a mill. Consequently, most women here still prepare rice, millet, and corn using the Okhal, also known as Dhiki, the…
The IWP (Improved Washable Sanitary Pad) is handy and comfortable to use. While having menstruation, it was always uneasy to go to school and stay active. At times, I had to miss the classes too. During such…
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…
I am Yangjom Lama and I live in Mugum Karmarong Rural Municipality. I am 47 years old. My time at home used to be mostly limited to household chores and farming. Since I hadn’t received even a…
The north-east of Mugu is known as the Karan Belt. It is made up of five VDCs: Mangri, Kimri, Pulu, Dolphu and Mugu. Buddha Higher Secondary School (BHSS) is located in Mangri and is the only source…
Mugu District in the far north-west of Nepal is divided into four “belts”: Gam, Soru, Khatyad and Karan. The Karan best is the most remote. Ethnic tribal communities live in the Karan belt, and have very limited…
Sheep and goats are a major income source for farmers of Pina and Rara VDCs in Mugu. Scabies and other external parasites (like fleas and mites) and internal parasites (tapeworm, liverfluke, and roundworm) are a serious problem…
Mahakali Higher Secondary School (MHSS) is situated in Gamgadhi, headquarters of Mugu District. Though it is a model school for other schools, the personal hygiene and sanitation of the MHSS students was very poor. The school ground…
Kanna Bahadur Shahi, a poor farmer from Pina Village, Mugu, is the only breadwinner of his family. He used to cultivate millet as a primary food crop for local consumption, using traditional agriculture systems. But since millet…