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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

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Make everyone literate by 2010

May 2009; It is five in the morning. Man Kumari Subedi has been up for some time now. She cannot sleep. She has to finish her homework but she is stuck on one sentence and is waiting for her grandson to wake up so that she can ask him for help. At the age of 75, Man Kumari has started going to schoomore

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Meeting the challenges of poverty with determination: The story of Ms. Parbati Devi

November 2005; Parbati was left destitute when her husband passed away. The onset of difficulties was so grave that even organizing a ftting funeral to her husband was challenging for her. She had three children to feed and attend to. The sudden turn of events was so devastating that she seemd to hamore

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More opportunity for local entrepreneurs

July 2008; A micro-enterprise involved in making plum jam has been thriving in Tukucha village of Kavrepalachowk district. Supported by a grant and technical assistance from the UNDP Micro-Enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP), the enterprise has been involved in producing fresh jam from the plenmore

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My family will not have to die of hunger

December 2006; The prince turned into a pauper overnight when Man Bahadur Praja's 1.3 hectares of cultivable land in Makawanpur was washed away by landslide and flood in 2002. With his productive land gone, he was compelled to rely on his khoria land' cultivation in a steep land.Usually, maize, blacmore

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New morning in Kakani !

January 2010; Strawberry farming has been a blessing for farmers like Chinimaya Lama of Kakani, Nuwakot district, who due to poor family condition was deprived of the opportunity to receive formal education. 'It wasn't just my family; the entire village was suffering terribly and desperately needed more

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No more eating dead buffaloes: Chanamati's Story

November 2005; "My name is Chanamati Mijar. I am 24 years old and live in Taruka Village Development Committee (VDC), ward no.2 of Ghaireni Sarkigaun in Nuwakot district. The only family I have is my father. I have a problem with my legs. When I was small my legs became weak, which also stuntedmore

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Non-traditional women entrepreneurs

It might seem unbelievable to hear that some women in urban Nepal have started a hair cutting enterprise. But this is exactly what three women in Hetauda did. Considering, Nepal, a country where even men from the hill region hesitate to take up the job, these women have broken the shackles of blind more

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PPP makes a headway in solid waste management

The green (bio-degradable) waste proportion is almost 70% of the total waste generated in the densely populated cities of Nepal. Finding a space to dump the wastes has become almost impossible. People resist having dumping sites or landfill space nearby their living area due to the unhygienic way ofmore

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Providing clean drinking water to economically impoverished urban households

July 2008; Since January 2008, members of some 584 low income households in Dhalko ' an economically impoverished neighbourhood in urban Kathmandu ' have been benefiting from access to clean drinking water. This particular endeavour to provide sanitary potable water to the households was undertaken more