CASE STORIES

Breaking barriers: Lakhapati’s quest for gender equality

Breaking barriers: Lakhapati’s quest for gender equality

Story from Nawalparasi under Gender Equality

Lakhapati Chaudhari, 40, from Rajabari, in Nawalparasi West questioned the destiny of being born a woman in a society where men seldom support women in leadership roles. However, over the last couple of years her life took a transformative turn. Lakhapati participated in various

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Thank you for saving my life!

Thank you for saving my life!

Story from Okhaldhunga under Health

Born in 1955 as the eldest son of a subsistence farming family, from childhood Dal Bahadur Tamang’s duty was to earn a living from their land in this mountainous region. He married and had four sons and four daughters. To make ends meet for all his children, he worked as a stone mason.

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At last! Babu is given a chance to survive

At last! Babu is given a chance to survive

Story from Tansen under Health

Babu, an 11-year-old boy, was brought to us at Tansen by his family after visiting several other health facilities, each of which sent him on.

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There’s no stopping Janak!

There’s no stopping Janak!

Story from Rukum under Integral Development

Thirty-six-year old Janak Kami from Pelma Village in Rukum East is an elder at Pelma Church. This village has 120 families with more than 70 households from the Dalit community. Located in a remote area, the village has no access to motorable roads and telecommunications.

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Accessing health rights

Accessing health rights

Story from Nawalparasi under Health

Kathahawa is a small Muslim community in Nawalparasi West near Nepal’s southern border with India. Muslim women were culturally restricted to their homes so they were unaware of the health services available, resulting in many health issues.

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Standing up for her sister

Standing up for her sister

Story from Kapilvastu under Integral Development

Sunita Kumari Kohar, 20, a Dalit (so-called lower caste) young woman, is an inhabitant of Mayadevi Rural Municipality in Kapilvastu. She has two elder sisters and two younger brothers.

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Women step up in their community

Women step up in their community

Story from Doti under Good Governance

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 rural...

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Weaving success

Weaving success

Story from Bajhang under Resilient Livelihoods

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 his job in India during the COVID pandemic.

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Child club-fun way to learn

Child club-fun way to learn

Story from Mugu under Education

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 selected as the vice-chairperson of the child club.

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Vermicompost - It's All About Worms

Vermicompost - It's All About Worms

Story from Kapilvastu under Resilient Livelihoods

Tiju Yadav, aged 54, from Kapilvastu has finally solved his farming woes. Previously, he faced problems as he couldn’t find chemical fertiliser from the market when he needed it. Now he has been successfully engaged in commercial vegetable and livestock...

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