Of clouds and clarity

Of clouds and clarity

    In a small room a couple of hours out of Pokhara, Nepal, the rain is coming down hard. It’s been bucketing all night; outside the air is thick and mist circles the village. How long has it been raining? Days? Weeks? Twenty-five-year-old Rhianne, on her...
Good news from the Ear Centre

Good news from the Ear Centre

The Ear Centre is an important part of the care provided at Green Pastures Hospital. It’s one of the only places in Western Nepal where affordable medical treatment is available, with the treatment subsidised for those who have previously found the high cost of...
The fork in the road

The fork in the road

Santosh Nepali grew up in Western Nepal in a community marked by disadvantage. “I did not have a childhood that parents would dream of for their children. My father left our family – my seven sisters and I, along with our mother – when I was four years...
Lending professional support in Nepal: Peter and Caryn Kneale

Lending professional support in Nepal: Peter and Caryn Kneale

Thirty five years ago, Caryn Kneale says, a seed was planted in her heart: to serve as a dietician among the people of Nepal. Fast forward to July 2022, when Caryn and her husband Peter are preparing to leave their home and families to relocate to Pokhara, Western...
A leader in the making

A leader in the making

Nankala Magar’s journey from a young widow and former Maoist combatant to a rural municipality’s Vice-Chairperson has been long and difficult. Nankala is thirty-seven years old and from Sunchahari Village in Rolpa. She lives with her mother-in-law and son. In her...

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