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Reducing malnutrition in Jumla

June 2009; The health post in ward number 1,Talichaur in Chandanath village of Jumla district is vibrant with laughter,mixed with cries of children. The mothers are busy putting tags around the neck of their babies. Today is the day to weigh their children, the first step to fight malnutrition! Thimore

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Renewed hopes through improved livelihood

The unused waste land of ward 7 in Koluha Bagaiya village, Mahottari has turned into a lush green vegetable farm after 30 poor Dalit families and other marginalized groups leased the land to plant quick-profit green vegetables like cucumber, gourd and lady's finger. UNDP's Livelihood Recovery for Pemore

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Rice husk stove: locally affordable technological gift to a village

November 2008; The thumping of hammer can be heard from a distance in the relatively calm Gamariya village of Bara. Local manufacturers are busy producing the rice husk stoves' the latest demand in the village.This has become a very lucrative business for the manufacturers. A person can earn from Rsmore

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Rural Energy Programme awarded for outstanding contribution

January 2010; The Rural Energy Development Programme (REDP) was showcased as one of the five successful Southern-grown Development Solution to address the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in the second Global South South Development Expo (GSSD Expo) held in the World Bank complex at Washington Dmore

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Rural energy lights up 239 households of a remote village

September 2008; The 24 kilowatt micro-hydro project supported by the UNDP Rural Energy Development Programme has brought electricity to 239 households of remote Dandagaun village benefitting a total of 1534 people. Tamangs and Magars (indigenous peoples) make up the majority of the population in thimore

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Rural energy made the village like heaven

November 2005; Bhoksing Village Development Committee is one of the most remote and backward villages of Parvat district but with the generation of electricity, the village has been one of the exemplary villages of Nepal. All the 227 households of the village are illuminated by electricity. The vilmore

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Saving more lives with small investments

August 2008; Sabitri Mahato and Tanka Narayan Chaudhary of the predominantly Tharu community of Divyanagar - 4 in Chitwan district, have a lot to smile about these days. Ever since UNDP's Community Based Disaster Management Project (CBDMP) provided their village, a grant of Rs. 250,000 (US$ 3,660) tmore

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Small additional investment in time and money can save a lot of grief

July 2008; Eighty elementary school children in Shramik Madhyamik Vidyalaya of Hetauda Municipality feel more secure and less worried about earthquake when they are in school these days. This is because their classrooms are in an earthquake resistant school building recently constructed with the supmore

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Smoke hood metal stove in highlands- a success !

June 2010; Pema Tamanag from Saramthali village in Rasuwa district is very happy with the smoke hood stove in her house. She says, 'the smoke hood is ideal in our cool highland area where we need a lot of firewood to keep our rooms warm. Generally one head load of firewood (approx. 30 kg) lasts onlymore

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Solar Tukis' Displacement of kerosene lamps

January 2009; The UNDP/Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF/SGP) Nepal has supported the Centre for Renewable Energy (CRE), an NGO to initiate a project on 'Displacement of kerosene lamp by low cost white light emitting diode (WLED) based photo voltaic lighting System'' better knomore