Relief for Pahari women in Champi VDC, South Lalitpur

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On 19 June 2015, our team collaborated with the staff of Nari Shakti, a local women cooperative, to distribute relief for mothers (through Nehi Fund) in Champi VDC, South Lalitpur.  Below are some details of the relief trip.

Budget: Nehi Fund

Place: Champi VDC, Itahiti, South Lalitpur

Distribution venue: community primary School

Community: indigenous Pahari people, who live in different parts of South Lalitpur.

Target: New mothers, Pregnant women, and mothers  (Total: 25 women)

Current situation:  Low-income families. Their homes were destroyed by the earthquake and they are now living in makeshift shelters.

Support received so far: Mostly from national and international Buddhist monks (tent, blanket, CGI sheets), and some rations from government

Livelihood: Insufficient land for cultivation and yield not enough to feed the family for the whole year. A few men work in factories that produce Thanka, idols, etc.

Items distributed:

  • Essential supplies for 12 pregnant and new mothers
  • NPR 2000 cash each to 13 mothers

Facilitators:

  1. Shanti Jirel, Chairperson, Federation of National Indigenous Women (NIWF)
  2. Bina Pahari, NIWF Member and Social Motivator for Pahari community of Southern Lalitpur
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