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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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