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Patrick Sweeting (left) with Gobindra from Mission East’s local partner organisation, KIRDARC, on a road in Mugu District that is being built with manual labour. It will take years before it is completed. Photo: Mission East
The Mission East Country Director for Nepal realises that it can be expensive to work in the most remote parts of the country. But it is also necessary, he says, given that Mission East aims to reach the most vulnerable. By Kim Wiesener, Communications Officer When Patrick Sweeting began to visit Nepal’s remote Karnali Region to inspect Mission East projects, he quickly understood that you must go the extra mile to find the most vulnerable people. “When you go to remote areas, you can never actually stop going far enough. You go to a village and think that this must be the most unreached...
 

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Nepal is the poorest country in South Asia and indeed one of the poorest in the world. Poverty is particularly hard in remote areas.

The country’s tentative peace has meant that Mission East is now better able access the remote, food insecure areas of Nepal which means that initiatives seekeing solution to the problems are becoming more possible. Some of the problems are: lack of access to safe water, poor sanitation facilities, poor hygiene practices and food insecurity. All of these made worse by the lack of infrastructure, the isolation and the very difficult geological conditions in the mountainous Himalaya range. 

Therefore Mission East alongside its local partners has undertaken a range of activities in order to address those fundamental needs.

For more detail on our work you can either look through the projects on this site or download our 2014 Nepal annual report here.

Patrick Sweeting (left) with Gobindra from Mission East’s local partner organisation, KIRDARC, on a road in Mugu District that is being built with manual labour. It will take years before it is completed. Photo: Mission East

The Mission East Country Director for Nepal realises that it can be expensive to work in the most remote parts of the country. But it is also necessary, he says, given that Mission East aims to reach the most vulnerable.

By Kim Wiesener, Communications Officer

Six-year old Ram was not born blind, but he was born poor. When he was four, he lost his eyesight after being beaten by his brothers.

A blind Nepalese boy was forced to live in a cowshed. Now Ram is flourishing at a home that is run by Mission East’s partner organisation, HEAD Nepal.

By Patrick Sweeting, Mission East Country Director, Nepal

Dhainakot, Nepal, 2006. “Her parents were not alive anymore, and she lived with her grandparents who quite obviously did not want her. At their advanced age, they had sufficient problems feeding themselves,” Graeme Glover said about the little girl he met in the village of Dhainakot in western Nepal. Photo: Mission East

Since 2006, Mission East has worked to develop remote mountain communities in western Nepal. The poverty-stricken population has found new opportunities and hope for the future. A permanent presence in the country also enables Mission East to respond quickly to disaster situations.

By Line Højland, Communications Officer

In the village of Chhepi the residents rely on irrigation to cultivate the land.

A project on ”climate-smart” agriculture has created optimism in a village in Western Nepal. With solar-powered water pumps the local farmers can irrigate and cultivate their fields. In December, Mission East’s local partner organisation received an award for the project.

By Kim Wiesener, Communications Officer