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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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Step Closer towards Sustainable Rehabilitation

My name is Buddhe Waiba Tamang and I am originally from Tadi Rural Municipality ward number one of Nuwakot. Now I am living in Tadi Rural Municipality, ward number 3, Budune with my family. My place of origin has been all damaged by the earthquake. So almost after a year of earthquake me along with my family moved here.

In my place of origin I use to work as a porter in an trekking company and my family reared goats. My family had 5 ropani of land where we used to grow buckwheat, millet and wheat which was just enough to feed my family for six months. Currently, I work as a


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Displacement, Aspirations and Deficient Reconstruction Plan

My name is Sapana Tamang and I am 30 years old. I am originally from Lapa. Before earthquake I was teacher in Shree Phedi Khola Primary School.

After earthquake I along with my family migrated to Damgade camp. My baby was just 15 days old when the earthquake occurred. It was very difficult for a person like me I could neither run nor walk like other people. After 15 days of earthquake we migrated to Damgade. That is when I decided that I don’t want to live in such difficult place.

Initially life was very much difficult in a camp for a lactating woman like me. Aft


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