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Jane Carter, November 2017 0

“We have learned many things”…. Working with migrant families

with Sanat Sapkota “When our husbands or sons left, they left; we didn’t know anything. But now we understand about buying the ticket, getting the visa, leaving a copy of the documents behind, about what happens if someone dies and how the body should be brought back, about making savings, about managing money wisely –

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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, July 2017 0

The highs and lows of working abroad

written with Bhavna Adhikari “Coming here is like having someone pick the lice out of your hair: you get so much relief!” My colleague Bhavna and I were sitting in a small office in the town of Dhading (some two hours’ drive from Kathmandu), listening to individuals who, as family members of migrants, have received

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Jane Carter, June 2017 0

Post-earthquake recovery in the Melamchi valley, Nepal

It is now over two years since the homes of many Melamchi valley people were reduced to rubble, or at least rendered uninhabitable. Last week I had the opportunity to meet some of these people individually, and to discuss with our locally based team the progress made in recovery efforts. Strong collaboration with Solidar and

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Jane Carter, December 2015 0

Fair labour, fair trade

“It’s just a little further” insisted Ganga Saud (not for the first time), as the vehicle lurched over a series of particularly large potholes along an ever-upward winding road. My colleague Rukmini Adhikari and I looked at each other in mutual trepidation – not over the road itself, but the fact that we were travelling

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Jane Carter, December 2014 0

Nepal: Shaping our new country programme strategy

One of the reasons that I was in Nepal over two weeks in November was to contribute to a peer review of our programme there. This process was led jointly by our country programme director of Pakistan, Arjumand Nizami, and our deputy programme director of Bangladesh, Shamim Ahamed. Peer reviews are a great idea for

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