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Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) mobile camps in the far-west

August 2009; Three Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) mobile camps were set up in July for 15 villages of Humla district by the Himalaya Conservation and Development Association, an NGO, with the support of the UNDP HIV/AIDS Programme Management Unit. The programme called 'Comprehensive packagemore

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Ward Citizens Forum- bottom-up approach for inclusive development

The 76 households in ward number 3, Assigram village of Dadeldhura have started putting forward their long term development plans in the Ward Citizens Forum, a forum created under the social mobilization and community development component of the Local Governance Community Development Programme (LGCmore

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Weekly Savings: A reliable source of livelihoods

November 2005; Mr. Govind Bharati is a member of the Setidevi Community Organisation of Kunchok Village Development Committee of Sindhupalanchowk district. He has been involved in incense stick making after participating in a week long training organised by Rural Energy Development Programme (REDP).more

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Welcome to Vulture restaurant

March 2008; Community in Pithauli, Nawalparasi is managing a unique endeavour of running the Vulture Restaurant to conserve critically endangered vultures. The cause of decline of vulture is due to the veterinary drug diclofenac, which is widely used to treat livestock in Asia. Vultures are exposedmore

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Women in the far-west looking forward for more to happen

July 2009; Gajari, a village located in one of the remote green hills of Baitadi district in the far-west Nepal looks serene and beautiful from afar. However, life for the people of this village is one hundred years behind. It is one of the many backward villages where almost 100% women are illiteramore

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Women take the lead in the conservation crusade

February 2006; The Female User Groups in western Nepal are getting more and more involved in the Buffer Zone Programme around the Royal Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve. They have realized that only by conserving their natural resources they can improve their livelihood. The realization that conserving more

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Yes, Nepal has dolphins! UNDP helps communities conserve endangered species

August 2006; Commonly known as 'Susu', Ganges River Dolphins are found in Nepal, Bangladesh, India and Bhutan. Experts blame low political will and the absence of grass root support as the key factors leading to this unique specifies facing extinction today. The population of river dolphins are decmore

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Youths find a reason to stay back home….

The 250 members of Sri Krishna youth club in Mahottari district recently distributed fruit and fodder saplings to 300 households for starting a new enterprise. The households have planted mango, jackfruits and banana plants. Similarly, the New Garib Nawaj youth club of Mahdhaiya Tapanpur in Mahottarmore

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“My daughters will go to school…..”

Within the span of 14 years Masina Khatoon gave birth to 11 daughters – it was the couple’s desire to have a son. She is one of the many women from the rural communities of Nepal who give birth to many daughters hoping for a son to be born. Masina Khatoon finally ended the physical pain of going thmore

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“Our hands will not carry guns anymore…...”

Forty  Maoist ex-combatants cheered with joy as they received certificates for successfully completing Community Medical Assistant  and Lab Assistant courses from Rapti Technical School. “Our hands that used to carry guns and other weapons now will serve the needy people for medical aids,more