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Oxfam and partners discuss the importance of constructing toilets in Nuwakot
It's challenging to break people's habits and encourage them to adopt new practices. This story is about Oxfam and partner's effort to convince communities to construct toilets...
Furafutti Sherpa showing the wooden boxes which were earlier safe to store the potatoes she harvested
Furafutti Sherpa who lives 2600 meters above the sea level in Charikharka, Manjo village, is surprised to see heavy rainfall, drought, and hailstorm affecting the yield of her potatoes. The change in weather pattern has affected apple farming too with irregular snowfall damaging the plants. The...
Raju Bishwokarma with his new electric sewing machine
Cash grants, as a part of the EFSVL intervention, has been helping people kick start their businesses one more time, allowing them double their income and boost their self esteem.
The transition from drinking unfiltered tap water to installing biosand filters to drink purified water not just help improve health but also save money. Read how.
Oxfam in Nepal with its partners have been providing temporary jobs so that people affected by 2015 earthquake could earn for themselves and at the same time, their community structures would also be built back better.
Farmers in Nawalparasi district of Nepal have been doubling the yield of paddy after using the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) technology. Read more to find out how it works.
Women in Devichaur who contributed labor to lay out pipes for drinking water. Photo by: Pratima Pokharel/Oxfam
Pratima Pokharel, Kathmandu Some interventions can prevent people from being forced to migrate. An example of reconstructing water systems has just proved the same. In the first week of January, Oxfam received a request from Devichaur Village Development Committee in Lalitpur district to construct...
Bhim Bahadur Tamang has been able to protect his produce with the construction of this granary. Photo by: Arjun Gahatraj/JGSS
Rosan Subedi, Sindhupalchowk Bhim Bahadur Tamang, 42, of Kadambas is a farmer who not only lost his house in April 2015's earthquake but also his granary, food items, and other utensils and goods. Tamang's production of rice, maize and millet had significantly (more than 25 %) gone down...
college students learn new skills to make alternate sanitary napkins
“After the earthquake there were no latrines for us in the school. We would be in the same sanitary cloth for the whole day. And if we felt like it was going to stain our skirts, there was no other option than to go back house..." Read to find out more!