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I want to be a role model

November 2006; Full of life, young and beautiful 15 year old Deepa Thapa did not know when she fell into the habit of drugs, until she became very ill and mustered courage to tell her family that she wanted to get out of this vicious trap. 'I started taking tobacco for fun with friends and gradualmore

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Improved sanitation through Public Private Partnership

July 2008; Passengers using the Hetauda bus park in recent times have greatly benefited from the availability of a clean and well-maintained public restroom facility. The public toilets have been renovated by a local organisation, Adarsha Tole Bikash Samstha (ATBS) formed under the Public Private Pamore

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Improving the livelihood of the poor

December 2007; Endowed with abundant water resources, Bhimgitthe village is situated in Baglung district, the western development region of the country where most of the people live in abject poverty. Most of the villages in the district are difficult to reach and even a near village requires a rougmore

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Incense making enterprise sees huge success......

Nepal imports huge quantity of incense- sticks. The market of incense sticks is estimated close to Rs. 1 billion per year and the domestic production constitutes of less than 50 percent—indicating a big scope for expansion of incense making enterprise in the country. Although the process of making imore

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Integrating the internally displaced: An integral part of urban governance in Nepal

November 2005; When Mehar Singh and his family arrived in the lively Terai town in Nepalganj, near the Indian border three years ago, all he had was 1000 Nepali rupees ($14 U.S. dollars) in his pocket, and a strong will to protect his family-even if it meant leaving their livelihood and hometown behmore

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Irrigation canal draws communities from foraging to agriculture

With the construction of Chinarang Irrigation Canal in Sahaktikhor VDC in Chitwan, living conditions have improved dramatically for the 39 households of the indigenous Chepang and Kami communities. Community members, who had to depend on the forest to make a living, are involved in agriculture – harmore

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Leaders come together for a confidence building exercise

April 5 2013, Bardiya: Kailali district in the Far West region of Nepal had been the epicenter of recent political and ethnic tension in Nepal. The district remain shut for 31 days in April and May last year as disagreements over federalism spiraled into hostilities and rival protests between differmore

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Light for all 'solar tukis' light remote villages

August 2007; Nar Bahadur Tamang, a solar tuki user from Panchakanya Ilam says, ' I neither have to worry about fire hazard nor spend money to purchase kerosene or battery. Students are also satisfied as solar tukis* mean more study hours.' Despite the enormous hydropower potential of 83,000 MW, mosmore

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Lighting the homes of rural poor

March 2007; The 300,000 rural population of Nepal or over 48,000 households will have received access to electricity by June 2007 through 274 micro hydro systems altogether generating 4916 kilo watt power' the settlements that are not likely to be connected by the national  grid in the next fivmore

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Little smiles that tell the story !

The Livelihood Recovery for Peace (LRP)project has extended a direct grant support of Rs. 40 million through the Rural Women Upliftment Association (RWUA) in Sarlahi and with Ratauli Yuva Club (RYC) in Mahottari to create employment opportunities mostly for the vulnerable and marginalized communitiemore