Jane Carter, August 2017 0

Eucalyptus oil as a source of hope

with Sandip Poudel The drive to meet Saraswati Bachhar (pictured) and her family takes us along many kilometres of rutted dirt track road, surrounded on either side by coppiced, Forest Department plantations of Eucalyptus. In some places, harvested poles are stacked ready for transport; the smell of Eucalyptus leaves blows in through the windows of

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Jane Carter, July 2017 0

Skilled and ready to fly

Not long ago, I was in Dhading and met an enthusiastic recipient of migrant remittances, Anita Bhujel (see the previous blog). Her daughter is currently working in Jordan in the garment industry. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to visit the centre at which the young woman was trained in machine sewing though the support of

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Jane Carter, June 2017 1

“Thank you, thank you; HUGE thanks!”

Field visits bring one face to face with many personal stories, and are important reality checks. Sometimes they can become quite emotionally overwhelming – as was the case on a recent visit to the newly constructed Kumpur suspension bridge. My colleague Bhavna Adhikari and I found ourselves smothered in red vermilion and wreathed with multiple

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