Sabitra, 22, a resident of Bhumikasthan-2, Dakabang of Arghakhachi district in Nepal lives in a joint family of six members. She was married at a young age with her companion named Shiva.

“I feel very proud to have contributed in solving one of the main issues of our village – safe access to water,” says Kalpana, 41, a resident and Village Maintenance Worker (VMW) at Chyangli, Dhading in Nepal.

Anita lives in Duduwa Rural Municipality ward no. 2 Betahani of Banke district in Nepal. She is 37 years old now, however, she was married off by her parents at a very young age of 12 years. Her husband did not care for her and married another woman, leaving Anita helpless.