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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 beh more

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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 – har more

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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 differ more

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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, mos more

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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 fiv more

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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 communitie more

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Local community health experts developed in own villages

November 2005; Recently village experts have been developed in villages of Nepal with the help of local authority and the support of UNDP. The villagers that were deprived of any kind of service centres i.e. in health, livestock, agriculture have begun to see few service centres opening up in villag more

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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 schoo more

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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 ha more

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Micro hydro illuminates Lukla- gateway to the Everest region

May 2010; The 100 kw Bom Khola micro hydro plant'a joint venture of the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre of the Government of Nepal, UNDP Rural Energy Development Programme (REDP), the World Bank and the local community has brought a huge change in Lukla with the generation of power. The project more