In this time of the year, the scenes are the same in the whole Terai region. Green and yellow fields slowly give place to small patches of land that have already been cleared. Farmers on their colourful outfits provide a beautiful contrast to the landscape, while they carry big bundles of rice above their heads….
56-year-old Ms. Kanchhi B.K. lives alone in the hills of Orang village in Dolakha district. It takes one and a half day to reach the village from Kathmandu by vehicle. Orang is among the remotest villages in Dolakha, a northern mountain district in Nepal. Many years earlier she decided not to get married considering that…
“When Caritas Nepal came to the area with the cash-for-work programme, people formed a committee to collectively request the new bridge. Caritas helped us to get the building permit from the ward,” says Chitra Bahadur Yonjan (29), leader of the grassroots committee responsible for the construction works.
Right after the flood, at the very beginning of Caritas’ response in the area, the ward leaders formed a group whose aim was to identify the most vulnerable beneficiaries in urgent need of support. Puja and her family, who had lost shelter and all sources of livelihood, were among beneficiaries put at the forefront of the intervention.
CN provided him with a 3-month cooking training, which advanced his knowledge to run the restaurant smoothly. “From the support, I am able to add basic items for the restaurant. Once I advance my knowledge on cooking, I will extend my business as soon as possible”, says Sangeet.
Water is essential for all of us, but even more so for farmers. In Nepal, most farmers still rely on rains for irrigation. With rainfall patterns changing as climate change is progressing, having access to reliable irrigation solutions is all the more important for Nepalese farmers.