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Changes in agricultural practices of women in Motipur: in their own words

The women of Motipur village received SAFBIN* team with beautiful garlands of flowers and leaves, while putting Tika on the visitors’ foreheads. Tika is a mark made with red powder, indicating that the visitor is very welcome. Representatives from three agriculture groups were in the meeting; the leader of the Reutari group, Ms. Shanti Tharu,…

December 23, 2019
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Improving the diet of smallholder farmers with SAFBIN

Walking quickly among the rice fields, fruit trees and grass, Mrs. Johara Buda led the SAFBIN* team to her house in Laitikoili village, Surkhet district. She was eager to share her story with the visitors. After all, Mrs. Buda had been a participant of SAFBIN 1 too, and 3 years on is still enjoying the…

December 16, 2019
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Mushroom Cultivation in Tadi Rural Municipality

Mushrooms have high nutritional value and are relatively easy to grow, as they do not demand a lot of inputs, techniques and monitoring. In addition to that, straws are the by-product of rice production, therefore are easily available after the harvest. Thus, mushroom cultivation is a good source of additional income in villages, as well as helping…

December 9, 2019
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If you do it right, you can even make a deal out of it!

Dawa Tamang, a 42-year-old farmer from Bhangeri Village, Nuwakot district, was facing hard times due to his low income and lack of knowledge about efficient agricultural strategies. With the help and support of Caritas Nepal, he began to grow tomatoes in a new and improved way. This attempt soon proved to be a great success,…

December 2, 2019
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Caritas Nepal just showed us the path, the rest depends on us!

Although facing few major challenges, Amika Pathak feels privileged to have received support to further improve her quality of life. She picked up the experiences she had gained in training about Livestock Management and decided to use these techniques for her benefits. Amika Pathak is 45 years old and lives with her mother- and father-in-law…

November 25, 2019
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“It’s a natural process, we should not feel ashamed!”

Seti, Ritu and Tarchum Tamang have always felt uncomfortable regarding menstruation, hygiene and intimate problems, as do many other women still in Nepal today. Little knowledge and no educational work on this topic put it in a strict social taboo, leaving women often alone and ashamed. In a training on menstrual hygiene management initiated by…

November 18, 2019
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The 5 steps of the rice harvest with SAFBIN

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….

November 1, 2019
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Ms. B. K realizes a holistic recovery

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…

October 3, 2019
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The tale of bridges: minimizing obstacles

“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.

August 23, 2019
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Farming after the flood

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.

August 10, 2019
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