Kathmandu pharmacist finds better pill, switches to dairy, goes back to village

When the decade-long Maoist insurgency ended in Nepal, Bhanu Bhakta Shrestha, a pharmacist living in Kathmandu, decided to go back to Ramechhap. “During the few times I visited Ramechhap and stayed at Manthali (the district headquarters), I had noticed that the hotels and eateries there had no regular supply of dairy products like ghee, butter, and cheese.” “There’s just not enough milk,” was the answer he received. Shrestha, who was part of the multi-billion rupee pharmacy industry, ... Read more

Ramechhap’s Veggie Grower: I don’t go to the market, the market comes to me

“ I would carry my vegetables on a doko to the bazaar. I would go up to people and ask if they’d want to buy my vegetables. Some people would make me wait for a long time only to tell me that they didn’t want it. Those moments were really embarrassing.” Until a couple of years ago, Sabitra Ghimire of Manthali-1, Ramechhap, used to ask her husband why he had to work the farm the whole day. “He’d always carry his tools and head to the farm. From early morning till late at night, ... Read more

In Nepal’s Doramba, an ex-soldier’s ‘crazy’ idea is bearing fruit

After retiring from the army, Shyam Kumar Thapa Magar could not decide what he wanted to do. He was toying with the idea of going abroad for work, but somewhere in his mind, there was a yearning to return to his village, and do something worthwhile. He decided to go home. Magar’s village lies on the trails of Doramba, on the way to Sailung Danda. Until a couple of years ago, the village was not connected with the roads. “I used to walk for three days to get salt at Manthali, Ramechhap.” It ... Read more

In Ramechhap, a farmer redefines Nepali dream

In Nepal, when one earns money, the first thing the person dreams about is to buy a house in the city, and after that add floors to the house so that it can be rented. Read more

Meet Bimala Bashyal

Her husband had a good-paying job in India. However, with four children to raise, the money the family earned was just not enough to take care of the children’s needs. With a not-so-good financial situation at home, Bimala, who was a housewife, decided to try her hands in some kind of a business to become self-dependent. In 2003, she was also encouraged by her husband, Pashupati Bashyal who agreed to take the risk of coming back home to start a small-scale family business. “My neighbours and ... Read more

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