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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 Øst Nepal, September 2017 Lalparu Sunar wanted to open a bank account. She lived with her husband and four children in a small shed on a tiny plot of land. They were only able to grow enough food to last them four months per year. The rest of the year, her husband had to work as a labourer, either locally or in neighbouring India. That is why...
 

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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.

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 Øst 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

Mission East is training local communities in how to handle disasters. In this photograph, local villagers are trained in search and rescue work. Photo: Bibek Karki

Mission East saves lives in Nepal – now and many years ahead – by training the population to reduce the risk of disasters. Lizz Harrison, an expert in disaster risk reduction, and explains how.

By Kim Wiesener, Communications Officer, July 3 2017