People's Stories

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My Journey from Victim to Social Leader

I am Patali Thami. I was born in a poor family in small village of Sindhupalchok district and was deprived of having basic rights including right to food. Although I was keen to study at school but my parents could not send me school due to the poverty. I was compelled to work with land owners' farms as a wage labor. I used to get Rs 400 as return to my labor. However, the amount remained insufficient to run my family members. So my father used to work as a mason in the village. One day my mother went to district headquarters to busy some necessary household materials. However, she d


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Landless Minor Acquired Land Rights Certificate

Santosh Nagarkoti of Helambu Rural Municipality ward no 2 , Kiul became an orphan at a very small age after his farther untimely died in 2006 and his mother got second marriage. Santosh took all the responsibilities such as her education, health, care and others of his small sister. He shared "At age of 7 I had whole responsibilities of my sister including I had to do household chores. But no one was ready to provide jobs to us in our home town. For my sister's future I decided to work in Chowmein factory in Kathmandu with steady income and good family life was slowly starting to co


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Landless Flood Victims Ensure Access to Land

There was a village of 33 landless households in Guleriya municipality-4 of Bardiya district. The landless people had been living there since 1987. The land where they were living remained unregistered and belonged to government. The landless farmers were struggling to get land rights certificate for long. However, due to the apathy of government's officials they were deprived of having access to land. Meanwhile, the DLR, Bardiya formed a village level land rights forum (VLRF) in 2006. Since then the VLRF had been continuously working for claiming their access to land through collect


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Agro-based Enterprises Change the Life Style of Mushahar Families

The 63 Mushahar families of Golbazar municipality of Siraha district did not have their own land for cultivation. They were serving lives by working as wage labor. The money they earned was just enough to feed them every day.

During the time a project was developed to support these Musahar families with vegetable farming. Many were skeptical about the result it would bring. All (63) Musahar families of Musarniya, Bhangbaari and Nipane of Golbazaar municipality in the district were identified for commercial vegetable farming in 4.1 hectare of land where each fami


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Self-Sustaining through Agro Based Enterprises

Ranamaya Katuwal aged 56 is a permanent resident of Sukoshi Rural Municipality-8 in Okhaldhunga district. She did not have any source of income before 2012. Rana Maya was completely dependent with her husband's and sons' income. She affiliated at Samabeshi VLRF of her Tole in 2012 as a member. She participated every meeting of VLRF and discussed about the problem of village. She was acquainted on the problem of landless people and importance of agro-based enterprises through the meeting.

"The DLRF members came to our meeting one day and asked us if we were interested in cond


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Women are being economically empowered: "I don’t have to ask for cash to others for my personal work

Mahakaleshwori women collective group has been established with a major objective of enhancing and supporting women in improving their economic socio status level through forming different sub groups as per their livelihood options. Here, these women collective group has been supported Rs 4, 00,000 under the community led reconstruction programme for strengthening such groups both economically and socially.

Shivakumari Pandit ,56 of Helambu rural municipality 7 is a member of Mahakaleshwori women collective group. Pandit recalls "When I first started vegetab


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After years of struggle hope has finally come

Ful maya lama , a resident of Helambu rural municipality ward no 1 Thulodhunga is a symbol representing one of a typical Nepali female who has to undergo different problems and struggles just to find her identity. Like many thousands women of Nepal struggling each day after being married have to struggle community and society to find their identity and place. Ful Maya Lama in her 28 years of small life span has face so much problem and hindrance that a common man would have not faced in his whole life, lama shares "Coming from a poor family agriculture was our major source of income, as


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