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New Anti Retroviral Treatment (ART) Service Centres in Tanahun and Dailekh

July 2010; As per the Government's plan to scale-up Anti Retroviral Treatment (ART) services in the country, two new ART service centres were opened in Tanahun and Dailekh in 2010, bringing the total number of ART service centres to 23, out of which 21 are run by the Government and 2 are run by NGOsmore

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New morning in Kakani !

January 2010; Strawberry farming has been a blessing for farmers like Chinimaya Lama of Kakani, Nuwakot district, who due to poor family condition was deprived of the opportunity to receive formal education. 'It wasn't just my family; the entire village was suffering terribly and desperately needed more

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No more eating dead buffaloes: Chanamati's Story

November 2005; "My name is Chanamati Mijar. I am 24 years old and live in Taruka Village Development Committee (VDC), ward no.2 of Ghaireni Sarkigaun in Nuwakot district. The only family I have is my father. I have a problem with my legs. When I was small my legs became weak, which also stuntedmore

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No more weapons, now its scissors for cutting hair..

Phulmati’s beauty parlour business is flourishing in Bardiya, mid-west Nepal. Her earning per day ranges from Rs. 500 to Rs. 4,000. "We cannot predict fixed income from this business, it depends on many factors such as festivals and wedding seasons but my customers are very happy with me as my more

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Non-traditional women entrepreneurs

It might seem unbelievable to hear that some women in urban Nepal have started a hair cutting enterprise. But this is exactly what three women in Hetauda did. Considering, Nepal, a country where even men from the hill region hesitate to take up the job, these women have broken the shackles of blind more

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Online links replacing paper in Nepal municipality

Friday, 24 January 2002: A digital pace is starting to replace the rhythm of filing paper forms and stamping documents for a long queue of people at the municipal offices in Bharatpur, a town of 90,000 in central Nepal. A joint initiative by UNDP and the Government put municipal services online thimore

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Organic farming on the rise with a new enterprise for women

July 2008;  Elephant jungle safari in Sauraha, one of the most popular tourist hubs of Chitwan National Park is a dream for visiting tourists. There are as many as 165 private and park elephants for jungle safari and other adventures like elephant polo which takes place once a year, with visitomore

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PPP makes a headway in solid waste management

The green (bio-degradable) waste proportion is almost 70% of the total waste generated in the densely populated cities of Nepal. Finding a space to dump the wastes has become almost impossible. People resist having dumping sites or landfill space nearby their living area due to the unhygienic way ofmore

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Payment for services offers a sustainable conservation model

Conservation works are often expensive and finding a continuous source of funding has always been a challenge. But a pilot programme in Kailali and Kachanpur districts in Nepal offers viable model for generating revenue at the community level. The Western Terai Landscape Complex Project (WTLCP), a jmore

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People of Puthak VDC get rid of kerosene lamps through technology transfer

November 2005; Women of Pauthak VDC ward no. 5 and 6 of Tehrathum district now no longer light Tukis (a small kerosene lamp). They do not use the Dhiki-,Tato (manual grinding) either! The children of the ward now study under 40-watt electric lamp and do not have to study in the dim kerosene lamp or more