Community partners share their experience about Nepal’s first recorded tornado

“The sound,” Dukhiram Mahara Chamaar begins to tell. “I’ll never forget that sound. A humming sound that was followed by a lot of suffering.” “At first it sounded like a firestorm. It was already evening and we came outside to see where the terrible noise was coming from. It was a storm and it also…

March 23, 2020
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Thinking outside the box – working hard for the next generation

Goma Chepang and her aunt Santkumari Chepang both live in the village of Rakshirang, in Chitwan district. They always followed the traditions and practices of their ancestors only and therefore remained silent for most of their lives, blindly following their husband’s wishes and demands and taking no action to enable a better life for their…

March 16, 2020
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A strong community needs resilient houses

As he looks up at the walls of the newly built house, he smiles. He gently runs his fingers over the cemented belt, which makes it resistant to earthquakes, a gesture of gratitude and satisfaction. Sanu Chepang has worked all his life on construction sites, but for the first time he can now be sure…

March 9, 2020
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The importance of role models

Dinesh Chepang lives with his family of 8 on the steep slopes of the Mahabharat Mountains in the village of Kaling in Chitwan district. Despite his own struggles, he especially focuses on empowering his female villagers to improve their quality of life and their livelihood. Dinesh draws a clear picture of their past situation: “Before…

March 2, 2020
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On the long road to equal opportunities

Anju Chepang, a member of Jhilimili Female Group, lives with her family in the village of Tarseling in Chitwan district. Like most members of her ethnic group, her home is on the steep slopes of the Mahabharat Mountains in central Nepal. This severe topography and the associated water shortage in the winter season make permanent…

February 18, 2020
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“With every failure I will gain experience and eventually succeed.”

Rajendra Tharu from Baijnath Village in Banke has always been a vegetable farmer, although he was really successful. Now that Caritas Nepal helped him to grow a mushroom farm, his chance of making more money and making a living for his family increased. As if that weren’t enough, he even plans to make further investments…

January 21, 2020
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Off season cauliflowers, mushroom cultivation and ecological fertilisers

Off season cauliflowers Mrs. Dham Kumari Thapa shows her kitchen garden with out of season cauliflowers. She planted them around July/August, so she could harvest the produce before the cauliflower season. She applied the knowledge obtained in SAFBIN 1. Even though the cauliflower that she harvested had a good price, she did not sell most…

December 30, 2019
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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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