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Microcredit continued growth

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Microcredit continued growth

Jutpani village was the location we began our microcredit outreach in 2005 with 25 women – 11 years onwards we have truly evolved into a healthy and sustainable financial vehicle providing savings and credit facilities to local women (and a few men!) being run and facilitated by the women themselves. This journey has had many challenges and growth experiences –…

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Our next rebuilding effort is about to get underway

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Our next rebuilding effort is about to get underway

Our next rebuilding effort is about to get underway this month in Sindhulpalchok in collaboration with TEAM Nepal & Abari Eco Building Co.
I am starting to get excited! After a lot of discussions and planning our "on the job" training collaboration with Abari, TEAM Nepal and HandswithHands is getting REAL! The approval process is well underway now for our…

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A truly special visit

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A truly special visit

There are times in ones life when you may meet an extra-ordinary person – someone who is going about their daily life with an integrity, humbleness and aspirations to make life better for everyone they meet. Dr Govinda KC of Nepal is such a man. When we first met him he simply knocked on our door with a bunch of…

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Celebrating Bhai Tikka during Tihar festival with our wonderful family

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Celebrating Bhai Tikka during Tihar festival with our wonderful family

Bhai Tikka is one of the main days of Diwali celebrations in Nepal. On this day, also know as "Brother and Sister day", sisters conduct a blessing ceremony and pray to Yamraja for her brother's long life and prosperity. The sisters also prepare special treats for their brothers and gift him this during the ceremony and the brother returns his sister a blessings along with…

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Dancing & Music classes for our Annapurna Self Sustaining Children Home

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Dancing & Music classes for our Annapurna Self Sustaining Children Home

Our Children have regular dancing & music classes which will be great for Dwali festival that requires a lot of dancing and singing! The children now also have karate/self defense classes and it seems like they have a lot of fun as well giving our children more body consciousness. We continually explore how we can develop the potential of our…

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Weekends are great for football playing & choco-banana pancakes

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Weekends are great for football playing & choco-banana pancakes

Thank you everyone who have helped with funds for the repairs after earthquake - we are back in our home at Bhaktapur Self Sustaining Children Home, out of the tents finally! Still lots to repair on our home (flooring, electricity, plumbing, painting & more) however at least for the upcoming winter we will be warmer this year!! We believe it…

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Dashain festival at Bhaktapur

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Dashain festival at Bhaktapur

Dashain festival here in Nepal is a wonderful celebration of families coming together - on the 10th day the elders give a Tikka/blessings to younger members in the family symbolising good health, abundance & renewal of family/community ties. I celebrated with our Bhaktapur Orphan Home family in Sipadol village where we are now back in our Home newly structurally repaired…

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Step by Step

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Step by Step

 We still have heaps of work to properly finish our home but the structural work is now complete - thank you so much to everyone who contributed to this!!! Dashain festival is upcoming and we are in our "home" for this important festival.

 It's not completed yet, but we could not wait to move back to our home anymore. Lots…

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ICT for Agriculture – Sibjan in Sweden for intensive Social Entrepreneur training

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ICT for Agriculture – Sibjan in Sweden for intensive Social Entrepreneur training

Sibjan Chaulagain's important work developing communication of weather, markets news, disease management and more for rural farmers in Nepal has been recognised by Sweden Social Entrepreneur Forum as they invited him to be one of only eight selected participants worldwide for an intensive training program to further develop healthy social impact business initiatives. We are super proud of Sibjan, who…

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