The program takes place during the the tourist seasons in Nepal (September-November and February-June).
March 15-April 9, 2017
April 23-May 23, 2017
We are unable to run the program during the summer months (June-August) due to the weather conditions during the monsoon season.
The program is currently active in the village of Manegau, about two hours out of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. There are many other villages in close proximity, agricultural areas and a Tibetan-Buddhist monastery, Namo Budha.
There are approximately seventy-five families in Managau, the majority of which are from the Tamang ethnic group. There are also several families from the “untouchable” Dalit caste, the lowest caste in Nepal. The village residents include all ages, although many of the adult males work outside of the village, either in Kathmandu or on the gulf countries. Women are busy with housework- carrying water, cutting grass and straw to feed the livestock (buffalo, goats and cattle) and with cooking. There is a severe water shortage in the village, and there is no running water in the villagers homes. Many of the homes of the villagers were damaged or destroyed in the April 2015 earthquake.
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