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Case Studies

Case Study 1: “My life has changed after becoming the member of Parijat Mahila Samuha”

Maiya Sunam, one of the members of Parijat Mahila Samuha (women’s group), Basamadi, Makwanpur, Central Region of Nepal says that she had no idea about the women group Parijat nor about Darpan Aapasi Bikas Kendra.  Darpan Aapasi Bikas Kendra is one of the grassroot partner organizations of WPD Nepal. Before Maiya joined the Parijat women group she had a very hard life. She didn’t have enough money to feed her children and pay their school fees. But after joining the group she was able to take loan from their trust fund which is managed by their group. She bought a sewing machine from which she earns enough money to feed her family and also now her children have started to go to school.

Case Study 2: “Every Individual should work for community building”

 

Phulmaya Thing, resident of Makari 2 is one of the members of Srijanasil Mahila Samuha, Hadikhola, Makwanpur, Central Region.  Thing says that after joining the group there has been many changes in her life. Phulmaya’s technical capacity has enhanced after taking training on Ginger cultivation. Today Phulmaya does her own cultivation and earns for her living. Phulmaya is 50 years old enthusiastic woman who believes that each and every individual should be responsible in contributing for peaceful society by lifting the lives of women and marginalized. Phulmaya has taken the lead to encourage other members to become independent and support not only one’s family but also other women who are poor and vulnerable.

Phulmaya Thing, Chairperson of Srijanshil Mahila Samuha, Hadikhola, Makwanpur

 

Case Study 3: Hadikhola-2 Makari Ghaiyadanda, community of Tamangs and Chepangs.

Hadikhola-2 Makari Ghaiyadanda is a community of Tamangs and Chepangs the marginalized groups. The members of Srijanshil group they say that lot of changes have been occurred in the community after formation of the women group. The awareness program on health and sanitation organized by the group was very effective in the community. Earlier the children of the community were not much informed / aware about consequences of bad health habits. But today , they themselves have started giving awareness on health and sanitation in the community. Staying in a group and interacting on various issues and problems they have started gaining confidence that they can do something for not only for themselves but also each and every individual should work for building their community. They have started working together for social changes. They constructed 3 taps for drinking water. The ginger production has raised and the confidence of the women has enhanced once they were able to read and write. They have become more open to share their views and ideas with each other. They have even approached to the Village Development committee to allocate necessary budget for the development of their community. 

Hadikhola Women Group

 

Case Study 4: “I can send my children to school”

“I can send my children to school” says Sharmila Devi Chaudhary from, Haripur -3, Sarlahi district, Central Region. Sharmaila is a member of Makhamali Women Group. She has a family of six members, her husband, two children, mother–in- law and father-in-law. Sharmila’s husband does not have a proper job. Therefore his income was not enough to support the family. They used to take loan to survive. After Sharmila became the member of Makhmali Women Group she took the Economic Literacy Training which was conducted by WPD Nepal. Now Sharmila can do her own calculations and have learned to read and write. She has opened her own small grocery shop taking the loan of Rs. 5000 from the trust fund established with the supported of WPD Nepal. Her business is growing gradually, she sends her children to school with her income. Today, Sharmila is confident to present herself in front of others and share her views with others.

Sharmila Devi Chaudhary