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”It is important to empower women,” Jhupu Rokaya says. She manages the village bank. Photo: Susanne Madsen
When women learn to count numbers, calculate and save up money, they can fund small businesses and improve their living conditions. By Susanne Madsen, Fundraiser and Line Højland, Communications Officer – June 2018 In Jhupu Rokaya’s village Murma, the women have a large metal box with three locks on. Jhupu has the key to one of the locks, but to open the box, the keepers of the two other keys must be present too. Cannot afford the doctor   For most people in Europe, having a savings account is a natural thing. It enables you to buy new glasses when they break or get a new roof when it rains...
 

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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.

”It is important to empower women,” Jhupu Rokaya says. She manages the village bank. Photo: Susanne Madsen

When women learn to count numbers, calculate and save up money, they can fund small businesses and improve their living conditions.

By Susanne Madsen, Fundraiser and Line Højland, Communications Officer – June 2018

Lalparu Sunar gives a speech on women’s rights: Photo: Tara Chand

Lalparu Sunar grew up in a poor family in the remote Karnali region. She was unable to read and write. After her participation in a literacy group for women she had the courage to run for local office - and was elected.

By Asha Budha Magar, Mission East Nepal, September 2017

Landslides and floods have made thousands of families homeless. Mission East helps the most vulnerable. Photo: Parmila Singh, NNDSWO

Landslides and floods in Nepal have made thousands of families homeless. Massive bodies of water have washed away food and kitchen utensils. Through a local partner, Mission East now provides families with shelter materials, kitchen utensils and access to clean water.

August 25th 2017 

Mohan Khadka (in the dark blue shirt) is being trained in first aid. Photo: Bibek Karki

Mission East aims to enable people in remote communities to respond quickly and effectively when the next disaster strikes.

By Lizz Harrison, Disaster Risk Reduction Programme Manager, Mission East Nepal