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From 2020 and 2021 (Sunsari):
Mask and soap recipients
Proper hygiene is important
Kitchen garden, Dec. 2020
Classroom, Dec. 2020
Women's group formation, Jan. 2021
Women's group formation
School water pump
Students in a Ramdhuni classroom
Ram Janaki School
Leader Farmer of Karma Women's Group
Horticultural training has begun
Livestock training is beginning
Ducklings distributed to women farmers
Materials distribution at school
Mask and soap recipientsETC and Save the Earth distributed washable masks and a 3 months' supply of soap to 1,500 families in Ramdhuni, Sept. 2020
2020 fashion!Children in Ramdhuni sporting their new masks
Proper hygiene is importantDemonstrating best practices in hand-washing to children
Kitchen garden, Dec. 2020This is a kitchen garden in Ramdhuni Municipality. With ETC's resources and training, the family will be able to grow more food, year-round.
Classroom, Dec. 2020This elementary school class in Ramdhuni Municipality is well-attended but can use some resources
Women's group formation, Jan. 2021As of mid-January 2021, ETC had formed 14 new women's groups in Sunsari, with more to come by month-end!
Women's group formationThe woman chosen by her peers to be group secretary is learning to take meeting notes, Jan. 2021
School water pumpThis water source at a Ramdhuni school is probably also used by other community members
Students in a Ramdhuni classroomStudents in Ramdhuni's basic (elementary) schools will benefit from ETC's teacher training and classroom supply provision activities
Ram Janaki SchoolA classroom in Ram Janaki School, Ramdhuni Municipality, Feb. 2021
Leader Farmer of Karma Women's GroupAs the LF for her women's group, she will play a key role in helping her peers gain agricultural skills and resources.
Horticultural training has begunETC women's group members receive hands-on training to grow more and better food, year-round, in their kitchen gardens, Feb. 2021
Weekly marketETC women's group members will be able to sell their own produce in this market!
Livestock training is beginningETC's Sustainable Agricultural Development Officer, Bisam Prasad Mahato, distributes chicks to aspiring women poultry farmers in Ramdhuni, March 2021
Ducklings distributed to women farmersMembers of Hariali Women's Group received 10 ducklings and antibiotics to protect them while they're so little and vulnerable, March 2021
Materials distribution at schoolMembers of ETC's staff and board distributing school supplies to students at Bhagwati Basic School, March 2021
From 2020 (Dolakha):
Durga Shrestha in her garden
Kiwi Pocket Zone!
Women's group members writing
Back to work after the lockdown!
KTM office staff
Durga Shrestha in her gardenMs. Shrestha, a member of ETC's Bhimsen Women's Group, has a thriving garden thanks to training and resources from ETC
Kiwi Pocket Zone!ETC has been coordinating with local governmental entities to form a “Kiwi Pocket Zone” (a collaborative kiwi farming project). in the area of Chaithali village in Lapilang VDC. This job-creating, sustainable project will begin at a size of 10 or more hectares, with growth potential.
Women's group members writingETC's women's group members contribute original stories, poems, articles, etc. for publication and distribution both locally and to women's group sponsors worldwide. Many of these women were barely (if at all) literate before ETC came to their villages.
Back to work after the lockdown!Mira Rana and Laxmi Basukala in ETC's Kathmandu office, after the COVID-19 lockdown was partially lifted in mid-June. (The office has been cleaned and masks, hand sanitizer, etc. procured for ongoing health and safety.)
KTM office staffL to R: Anjoo Lata Singh, Sangeeta Shrestha, Mira Maiya Singh Rana, Laxmi Basukala, Chandi Prasad Shrestha, and Neela Malla