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Gurung family’s homestay : Home away from home

I am able to earn about NPR. 400 thousand till now! More than 500 guests already visited my homestay. Being an active group member of Baraha Cooperative, I feel fortunate that I am part of this program.’’
Initiated as a pilot project in 2018, our Homestay promotion efforts now have expanded in 6 different districts and farmers are benefiting themselves through improved livelihood income through homestay businesses.

March 19, 2021
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Towards commercial farming through collaboration

SAFBIN provided Rs. 25,000/- to the group as seed money to start mushroom cultivation. The project also provided them one-day technical training on mushroom production. The group purchased the mushroom seeds, nylon ropes, bamboo, straw, and plastic to prepare a tunnel. At the moment the group has 170 mushroom balls and produces 4 to 5 kg of mushroom from each ball. Currently, the local market price of mushrooms is Rs. 150 to 175 per kg. The group also has a plan to sell those mushrooms in a nearby market.

February 1, 2021
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Creating an inclusive society for all persons, irrespective of their abilities and disabilities

I am Nirmala Thapa, 40, a resident of Kaski. I have a normal house on 2.5 acres of land. My two legs can’t move below the knee.We have a family of six with a 6-year-old daughter. Even though I am disabled, I run the house myself.On the initiative of Caritas Nepal, the Disability Self-Reliance Coordinating…

December 23, 2020
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Farmers joyfully working in their field with modern agro-tools

“My dryland will yield gold in few months’ time” “Agriculture is the primary living source for farmers like me”, says Krishna Dhoj Sanghamfe (61), a small scale farmer from Miklajung-6, Morang. Krishna has dry land, which compared to normal land yield less, however since 15 years he has been managing family needs from the same…

November 30, 2020
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Reviving the hope of migrants: shattered by COVID-19

Like, Sovit Sharma (Name changed), each day almost 5000 youth are returning to Nepal from abroad due to the worldwide spread of COVID-19. Mr. Sharma was one of them. He was deported from UAE after he was tested positive.”I stayed quarantined and recovered after 14 days before coming back to Nepal in June 2020. I…

October 30, 2020
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Farmer shares his joy of getting irrigation facility

Farmers of Nuwakot were worrying as they only had to rely on rainwater for irrigating their land. For improving their crop production the alternative way for irrigation, construction of Thulo chhange Ghattekhola to Baspani irrigation scheme (Tadi RM-04) played a crucial role. Farmers are joyfully realizing better yields. Only about one-third of the agricultural land…

September 24, 2020
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Farmers contributing each other showing solidarity

The production of good quality vegetable seedlings is essential for improving yields and getting quality product. High tunnels can be used to grow a wide variety of fruit and vegetable seedlings crops, in a more controlled and shielded environment than regular field conditions. High-tunnel production can improve crop/seedlings quality and increase yields by decreasing pest…

July 16, 2020
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A Volunteer by Heart: We need more volunteers like Rita to cope this crisis

Ms. Rita Chauhan (wearing red) coordinating with local government for relief distribution. Rita Chauhan (25), mother of two lives in Masina of Rupandehi district. Due to the global pandemic, her daily wage work is at halt. However, she is involved in community service coordinating with local government. Rita is affiliated with Caritas Nepal from 2017…

May 26, 2020
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A broken leg and a lost business

Forty-year-old Gauri Sankar Gaund’s life changed dramatically when a tornado swept over Bara district. Not only his business but also his physical health was taken away from him by it, which left him exposed to dark days for a long time. Almost a year later, the aftermath of the storm is still noticeable, but with…

April 6, 2020
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A single mother, a tornado and a cosmetic business

Being a single mother is difficult in all circumstances, but especially for women who are in the lower income range and who also have to bear the burden of natural disasters. 45-year-old Danmati Devi Yadav from Telgai village, mother of three daughters, is exposed to both: Several times in her life she had to push…

March 30, 2020
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