Thumbu Feels Secure in New House

Thumbu Feels Secure in New House

Thumbu Ghale of Kispang Rural Municipality in Nuwakot district was living in his house when the first tremor of earthquake hit on 25 April 2015. The disaster severely destroyed their house leaving Thumbu and his wife buried under the rubble unconscious. They remained unaware of the catastrophe and its consequence. […]

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Mauriniya Cooperative Transforms Lives of Landless Families

Mauriniya Cooperative Transforms Lives of Landless Families

Mauraniya is a small village in Tikapur of Kailali district in Sudurpaschim province. Mostly women run the village; men are mostly migrated to India in search of labor work. Thirty-five landless families are living here for twenty five years. Currently, each family ploughs less than a hectare of land, but […]

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Kanchi also owns the land

Kanchi also owns the land

Kanchi Omu Lama, 53, is a resident of Kiul village in Shermathang of Helambu Rural Municipality. There are five members in her family. Their children are away from home for employment. Helambu has mountain topography. Potato is the main stable produce there. But wild boars from nearby forest make it […]

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Fruits of Consistent Struggle: Happiness in Village-Block

Fruits of Consistent Struggle: Happiness in Village-Block

In and around 1990, Nepal government conducted land survey in various part of the country. Survey team also went to Khayarmara area of Bardibas Municipality in Mahottari District. The team carried out a wholesome survey of the village. In this way, 64 households of Khayarmara village became a ‘village block’ […]

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My Drudgery has been Reduced

My Drudgery has been Reduced

Dawa Tamang got married before sixteen years in Aarundanda, Banskharka. She has spent half of these years fetching water from different sources. She had to walk at least an hour to fetch water.  Dawa shared “Water crisis was acute in our village from the beginning. Half our day used to […]

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A Bud Blossoming in Sagarnath Home People’s StoriesA Bud Blossoming in Sagarnath

A Bud Blossoming in Sagarnath Home People’s StoriesA Bud Blossoming in Sagarnath

Sagarnath area of Sarlahi district had thick forest before 2005. Gradually, the forest smugglers cleared the forest and sold the trees inside and outside of Nepal. Many people who were living along the bank of the rivers of Makawanpur, Sindhuli, Parsa and other districts came to live inside the area. […]

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My new house has given me a new Identity

My new house has given me a new Identity

Januka Thapa Magar, 41 is a permanent resident of Uttargaya Rural Municipality ward no 4, Pairebesi. Born in neighboring district Nuwakot, She was married in a small age due to her family impoverished status. Although, Magar has a huge family of 9 members her limited land only produces food enough to her […]

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Ownership is mine, now I am not landless

Ownership is mine, now I am not landless

Som Maya Bhandari of Helambu Rural Municipality ward no 2, kiul is a stereo typical example of women being a mere object of patriarchal society. She and her family of 5 were amply affected by the quake her mother in law was deceased in the disaster. Her husband being an […]

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Distress of land being sold without my consent is over

Distress of land being sold without my consent is over

Konu kumari karki and her family of 5 are one of the typical examples of rural families of Nepal. Like other’s Kumari family was also affected by massive earthquake of 2015. Konu shares “Our ward was worst hit by quake. Death toll was highest in our area. Few days were spent in […]

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My Journey from Victim to Social Leader

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 […]

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Landless Minor Acquired Land Rights Certificate

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 […]

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Landless Flood Victims Ensure Access to Land

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 […]

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Agro-based Enterprises Change the Life Style of Mushahar Families

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 […]

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Self-Sustaining through Agro Based Enterprises

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 […]

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

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 […]

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After years of struggle hope has finally come

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 […]

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Step Closer towards Sustainable Rehabilitation

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 […]

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Displacement, Aspirations and Deficient Reconstruction Plan

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 […]

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Livelihood Expansion Post Displacement

Livelihood Expansion Post Displacement

My name is Phusu Tamang and I am 60 years old. I am from Tenchet of Rubi Valley rural municipality ward number 5. Just after the earthquake me and my family ( wife and a daughter) migrated in Bhadraguan camp of Nilakantha municipality. The land where we are living belongs […]

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Life of a differently able in Displaced Camp

Life of a differently able in Displaced Camp

My name is Raj Ghale and I am 59 years old. From past nine years I have lost my eyesight. In my family we are husband wife and a daughter. My daughter is studying in Kathmandu and my wife work as a labor. Our family is originally from Kispang Rural […]

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Reconstruction Amidst Uncertainty

Reconstruction Amidst Uncertainty

My name is Tesh Maya Gurung and I am 50 years old. Now I am living in the displaced camp of Mandre in Sulikot Village Municipality, ward no 2 with my son, daughter in law and grandson. My husband left me some twenty years ago and married other women. After […]

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I Acquired Power Through Land

I Acquired Power Through Land

My Name is Dol Maya Karki. I live in Kisan Nagar of Mahottari district. Albeit I was interested in studying in my childhood my parents never sent me school due to poverty. My parents forced me to get married with a farmer- Netra Bahadur Karki of Bardibas ward-6 Kishannagar, Mahottari […]

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Equality Begins at Home

Equality Begins at Home

Fifty-year-old Jitendra Bhattarai lives in Karmaiya of Sarlahi with his mother, wife and three daughters. His wife Devmaya is 44. Jitendra and Devmaya are married for 28 years now. They have five daughters, two of whom are married and settled in Mahottari. Two of their daughters are studying in school […]

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Enhanced Power to Claim for Rights

Enhanced Power to Claim for Rights

In Bharatpur VDC, Mahottari there is a Sada community (Dalit). In 2010 DLRF Mahottari organized a meeting to establish a VLRF. Consequently, 27 households from the community came together to form the Ranga Lal Village Land Rights Forum in Bharatpur VDC-1. All of the community members earned their livelihoods through […]

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Women becoming self reliant through Land Rights Forum

Women becoming self reliant through Land Rights Forum

In Mauraniya, Kailali District a total of 23 landless families live on an area of land totaling 1.06 hectares. This land is used for cattle herding by landlords, and as a graveyard. People from the community have repeatedly attempted to remove them from this place. Despite the landless commission conducting […]

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Learned and succeeded through campaigning

Learned and succeeded through campaigning

I am Nabina Sunar, 29 years from Lalitkot, Parbat. Currently I am a chairperson of Lalikot VLRF. We are a total of 21 members in VLRF. We have been participating in various campaign and events and supporting the land rights movement by having weekly discussion. Initially we had problem of […]

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VLRF taking a progressive lead

VLRF taking a progressive lead

Shanti Village Land Rights Forum (VLRF) of Bhusi Mauliya, Saptari was established in May 2006. A total of 109 members are organized in this forum. Since the formation of VLRF all of the members have been initiating various events and campaigns within the community and district. Highlighting the major triumph […]

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Nothing is impossible through tireless effort

Nothing is impossible through tireless effort

“If we are really committed to bring some change in the community then certainly it is possible through collective effort” says Jugmani Chaudhary, activist from Dang district. She has been involved in the land rights movement since 29th May, 2009. Now she is working as an activist in Hekuli VDC. […]

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Movement Fund- A Medium for Advocacy

Movement Fund- A Medium for Advocacy

In Rupandehi, Manmateriya VDC, 36 land poor families have been residing on public land since 1964. On 3rd August, 2010 Kerabari Village Land Rights Forum was formed with 31 members. A regular monthly meeting is being held. Through regular discussions the members planned to conduct the campaign regarding the acquisition […]

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Change Case I: Establishment of OwnBhumiGhar(Community Building)

Change Case I: Establishment of OwnBhumiGhar(Community Building)

In Gangaparaspur VDC-8 Banki Village Land Rights Forum (VLRF) succeeded in building up their own BhumiGhar (Community Building). Organized total 23 VLRF members are delighted that establishment of BhumiGharis an ultimate evidence of sustainability of land rights campaign. Back then, VLRF members had to face a lot of struggle to […]

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