Our Stories

  • Reversal of fortune: From child soldier to entrepreneur
    Feb 15, 2017

    Although being a minor disqualified her from taking up the options available to other Maoist fighters following the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, Bindu’s return to a normal life and livelihood was paved with help from UNDP

  • A stitch in time: How entrepreneurship offered hope to a struggling single mother
    Feb 6, 2017

    At one point finding it difficult to make ends meet, Dhan Maya Rana was able to climb out of the rut and provide for herself and her son through a tailoring shop she started with the support of UNDP’s MEDEP

  • Food for thought: Selling street food opens Mohan Chaudhary's eyes to in-country opportunities
    Jan 18, 2017

    UNDP Nepal is calling for applications for its Development Reporting Fellowship from journalists writing on or are interested to write on emerging development issues in Nepal’s context. The fellowship aims to promote in-depth reporting on topics of pressing concern, particularly those that relate to Nepal’s development discourse

  • A different tune: Unexpected successes in flute-making
    Jan 16, 2017

    Some 10 years ago, Lalo Devi might have never imagined she’d be running a successful flute-making business, but thanks to support from UNDP’s MEDEP, the Dalit woman from Saptari has forged a path out of poverty

  • Back from the brink
    Jan 13, 2017

    A woman from a family battling food insecurity engineers a remarkable reversal of fortune with help from UNDP’s MEDEP

  • Thread by thread: Building up a Dhaka business from scratch
    Jan 11, 2017

    Mina Basel was able to build a business from scratch and subsequently pull herself out of poverty with the skills and other assistance she acquired from UNDP’s MEDEP, including a much-needed hand in recovering her livelihood after the earthquake

  • A mile in Maiya's shoes
    Jan 10, 2017

    Mina Basel was able to build a business from scratch and subsequently pull herself out of poverty with the skills and other assistance she acquired from UNDP’s MEDEP, including a much-needed hand in recovering her livelihood after the earthquake

  • New dawn
    Dec 15, 2016

    Lucrative returns from cardamom-farming boosts aspirations of locals in Gairimudi, Dolakha

  • Beset by water woes, quake survivors receive succor
    Sep 6, 2016

    A new drinking water scheme has brought relief to the earthquake survivor residents of Bhotechaur-2 in Sindhupalchowk district

  • Survivors at driver's seat for recovery
    Sep 1, 2016

    Assisted by UNDP Nepal and the Government of Mauritius, the earthquake- ravaged community of Kalyanpur in Nuwakot has successfully reconstructed a disaster-resilient vegetable collection and marketing centre