Blog: Nepal

Villagers Helping Each Other

*BT Village, Nepal

Slavery Prevention

This month, I visited the Little Flower School, where I shared the vision of GHNI with the principal. He heartily welcomed us. They also teach a chapter about human trafficking in grade 10. I explained more about slavery prevention, so students may become more aware of it. As part of Transformational Community Development (TCD), I'm planning to visit other schools to teach about slavery prevention and health education. Nowadays, all schools are closed.

Plans for an Education Center

Due to the nature of our work in the field, it's not always possible to provide a high quality photo. We're happy to provide a current visual of our work despite the quality.

Spreading Hope after Floods

*BT Village, Nepal

Slavery Prevention

I visited Debariya Village, which is the Tharu community. I taught them about Labor Human Trafficking. The Tharu people were uneducated, and so other people used them for slavery. They used to own their own land, but they sold that land to buy potatoes. They took loans from the money lenders, but couldn’t pay them back because of unfair loan terms. Thus they became bonded laborers, and their children are not able to pay back their huge loans.

Finding Opportunities During Hard Times

*BT Village, Nepal

Slavery Prevention

The situation is very bad, and it’s turning worse day by day. Here, in most of the region of Nepal, strikes and curfews are imposed for indefinite times. Due to these, all the schools, markets, and government offices have been closed for the past month. It’s very difficult to leave your home, even to do marketing.

Celebrating United Nations Day by Restoring Nepali Women’s Rights

Today, the United Nations (UN) celebrates, for the 50th year, United Nations Day, commemorating the date of its 1945 entry onto the world stage of geopolitics with the mission of promoting international cooperation.

The foundation for elevating the lives of all women in the 21st century is laid by empowering them, which is the very soul of GHNI’s women’s initiatives.

Currently, no place more greatly underscores the extent of the empowerment challenge and the urgency to meet it than Nepal where GHNI’s Women’s Empowerment projects are meeting the issue head-on.

Villagers’ Confidence Bolstered

*BT Village, Nepal

Transformational Community Development

From the month of April to June, for this three-month period, we have much progress to report and share with our valued partners.

Bringing Relief to Five Districts

Earthquake Disaster Relief, Nepal

On April 25, 2015 when Nepal was hit hard by a 7.9 Richter scale earthquake, it disrupted normal activities in the country - including in BT and RT villages where we teach Transformational Community Development (TCD) lessons.

First, we went to Urlaini, a remote part of Nuwakot District to bring relief by distributing tarps to homeless people for a temporary shelter.

Development Work Continues

*BT Village, Nepal

Breaking Ground for Community Center

In the Far Western Region where we have TCD activities, we didn’t see heavy loss of lives and properties, but villagers suffered physically and psychologically, afraid to assemble in one place. In the first week of May, I was called from Kathmandu by our national leader to help in relief distribution work. Therefore, I spent three weeks in June helping our GHNI staff with relief work.