Stories tagged “Nepal”
The villagers of Dobhan, Nepal, waited for electricity for nearly a quarter century. The government kept promising they’d be connected to the national grid, but it never happened. So they plugged into a nearby lake instead.
Nepal is a largely agrarian society, but there aren’t nearly enough veterinarian around to care for villagers’ animals. So the Nepali government and one American charity train laypeople to treat most animal ailments.
The Chhetri sisters teach women the skills they need to work as mountaineering guides for female tourists in Nepal. They’ve also started a skills-building program which they say has a dramatic, transformative effect on many of the hundreds of women who’ve participated.