Ladies Learn to Wear Shoes

KW Village*, Nepal


I am very much excited to write about the activities for the last months. Some activities done in the community were successful. It was a very good opportunity for me to talk to them personally and spend time together with them. I also visited door-to-door and talked about how  Transformational Community Development (TCD) can be beneficial for them. It should be done as a sustainable movement in the community, not as a short-term programme. It helps to bring awareness in Education, Health, Income, Water, and Wellness. 


Interestingly, they have a unique practice in this village. The villagers don’t wear shoes or slippers wherever they go. They walk barefoot and sometimes they become injured by sharp stones and thorns. So, I taught them about first aid and encouraged them to wear slippers at all times, for their safety. 


Previously, people didn’t use to wash their hands with water and soap after their work. But now they practise it. When I meet them, I talk to them and teach them about the importance of washing their hands and being safe from the various kinds of diseases. They have been following these teachings on TCD.


Additionally, people have learnt about starting small businesses or using their leisure time to learn some skill to earn some money. As we give them Seed Money they will have a chance to multiply it. They have started and practised using Seed Money. They come to TCD class where we teach about Income Generation and how they can improve their income sources.  


Because of the TCD training and revolving Seed Money, the villagers are now doing micro-business, animal husbandry, and vegetable farming. I also had a chance to teach them about the unwise practice of child marriage. I shared about why they should not have children get married at such a young age. What will the results of the child marriages be, if they continue? And what the Nepal laws say about child marriages? After this teaching, I hope they understand and will be careful with their children. Thank you very much for supporting these efforts of all our TCD workers!  


Thank you!



*For purposes of security, “KW Village” is a pseudonym for the village being helped by this project.