Stories

“People never trusted us to take the responsibilities carried out so far by men in our society. But, now we women have proved that we are equal to them and can take leadership roles if needed,” said Pabitra, Chairperson of Building Construction Committee of Naulathar Community Discussion Center in...
Sunita, 32, never thought she would be an entrepreneur. Born and raised in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Sunita used to weave Dhaka products in a production house for ten years to support herself and the family of four, financially. Over time, she began to form a small, unregistered weaving group of women from...
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. Eventually, she divorced...
Parbati, 40, lives alone in a two-story building in Patan Municipality of Baitadi district of Nepal. Her husband and son are away in India for work. Same is the situation in all ten households in her community. Mostly all male members are away for work, leaving female and young members of the...
Manju, 19, is a student of Education at Khopa Multiple College, in Bhaktapur. She is currently in her first year of Bachelor’s degree course. Bhaktapur was one of the worst hit districts badly affected by 2015 earthquake and Manju’s family was no exception. She was a student then, and later while...
Walking far away to fetch water will soon be an old story for Ram Maya Chepang (35), a resident of Gajuri Municipality. “Tap is ready. Now, we are patiently waiting for the water to flow,” shares Ram Maya who is one amongst 281 households who will soon be benefitting from Oxfam’s Ramche Water...
Twelve used bottles of mineral water, jute sack and a thread for sewing are all that is required to produce a lifesaving jacket. In Terai region of Nepal, this bottled jacket has already saved more than 20 lives during last year’s devastating flood. This jacket was firstly used by the community...
Safeguarding Policies and Procedures at Oxfam At Oxfam, we are committed to zero tolerance of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in our organization. This means that we will do everything in our power to prevent these from happening, and rigorously address it each and every time it happens...
Sunita, 34, from Nuwakot is an independent woman, advancing on the capacity she attains. Life was not always like how it is today, she recalls. Her family was badly affected by the disastrous earthquake of 2015. She along with her husband, two children and her mother-in-law faced a lot of troubles...