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Solar tukis benefit 3000 deprived people

The installation of 525 solar tukis (lamps) in 12 Village Development Committees of Rautahat, Sarlahi and Mahottari districts has changed the lives of 3000 deprived family members belonging to Mushahar and other marginalized communities. The new solar energy has saved money to buy kerosene and provimore

Stitching cloths - An income opportunity in Salija village in Parbat

November 2005; Dhan Shree Sherpaja and Jhalmaya Purja are two friends who were involved in household chores in Salija Village Development Committee in Parbat district prior to them being incorporated into the Micro Enterprise Development Program in the district in 1998. They were part of MEDEP's tarmore

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Successful bee keeping enterprise of a young entrepreneur

September 2008; Ganesh Bahadur Bista (33) owns 55 bee hives and sells honey in city markets as far and wide as Dhangadi, Mahendranagar, Nepalgunj, Pokhara and Kathmandu. "In 2007, I produced 23 quintals of honey; and sold them at an average rate of Rs. 200 per kg. This translates into a net prmore

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Successful entrepreneur Savitri Devi Chaudhary

Within a span of three years, Savitri Devi Chaudhary holds important positions in the small business sector— she is an active member of various associations, social networks and a role model for her village. She leads and represents the women entrepreneurs of Sunsari district as the Executive Membermore

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Support to the peace process

July 2008; UNDP dispatched a team of ten case workers in June and July of 2008 to examine and assess all PLA weapons and ammunition stored in containers as well as those used for perimeter security of the camps. During this exercise, the old paper barcodes were also replaced with new polyester barcomore

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Tackling with urban sanitation

July 2009; With the fast growing population in Kathmandu and its surrounding districts, urban sanitation has become a huge problem. In order to improve the urban environment, one of the main priorities of the UNDP Public Private Partnership for Urban Environment (PPPUE) has been to promote mobile tmore

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Tanahu's masyeura

November 2005; Tanahun is renowned all over the country for its black maas gram and yam. The masyeura (dried dumplings) made with these two ingredients is equally popular nationwide. In order to cash on this opportunity, a female entrepreneur in the district decided to take up masyeura making as an more

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The bumpy road to improve maternal mortality

February 2010; Nepal is very close to achieving the maternal health goal, but there is a budget gap to put the commitments fully into action. The government is committed to increasing health sector budget gradually and allocate at least 7 per cent of the national budget by 2008-09. The total budget more

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The new scales for livelihood

Noorjahan Khatun of Fatwa Mahespur village in Rautahat, starts her day with a basket of mangoes, as much as 35 kilos, on her head. "The burden will get lighter by the day as much of the mangoes will be sold by then," she said as she set off to sell the mangoes in the neighboring villages. more

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Thirty liters of milk in kadai has three hundreds today

November 2005; Shyam Prasad Bhattarai, a participant of MEDEP in Treveni program location in Nawalparsi district says "I think if we do everything seriously and with perseverance, it will yield. I along with my wife work 16 hours a day." Despite having passed his School Leaving Certificatemore