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Unlikely Friendships

Unlikely Friendships

By Aviela Weltman Human connection can be a predictable thing- we choose to befriend those who are like us. My friends usually…

Rose, Thorn and Bud

Rose, Thorn and Bud

By Livia Nulman, Tevel Fellowship 2016-2017 Every Friday night after everyone has eaten enough to be able to focus on anything other…

6 years later- Tevel alumnus Ari Eichler visits the village where he volunteered

6 years later- Tevel alumnus Ari Eichler visits the village where he volunteered

Ari Eichler was a participant of the 8th cohort of the Tevel Community in Nepal between October 2010-February 2011.  He visited  Nepal…

From the Stone Quarry to the Tevel Fellowship- Bijay Thapa

From the Stone Quarry to the Tevel Fellowship- Bijay Thapa

by Rabbi Micha Odenheimer Ever since I met Bijay Thapa, I’ve been busy explaining to Tevel’s Nepali staff what the Yiddish word…

Believing in Change- Agriculture Exposure Visit for Rural Farmers

Believing in Change- Agriculture Exposure Visit for Rural Farmers

Food security is a monumental challenge in the harsh conditions of rural Nepal. The effects of climate change, compounded by the damage…

Updates From The Field: Burundi

Updates From The Field: Burundi

In 2015, Tevel implemented a literacy and math program in Burundi, conducted by two social mobilizers, Priska and Ameline, local women who…

500 village women treated for uterine prolapse

500 village women treated for uterine prolapse

This week Tevel, in partnership with Manmohan Memorial Hospital, screened and treated over 500 village women for uterine prolapse, a painful and…

Tevel building shelters and rebuilding livelihoods

Tevel building shelters and rebuilding livelihoods

Meet Anju Rai- 36, Sunita Rai- 18, Nisha rai-26, their home was destroyed in the earthquake, with the help of Tevel they…

Piles of debris to sturdy shelter

Piles of debris to sturdy shelter

Meet Purna (age 50) Kanchi (age 70) and Asha (age 20) residents of the Mahadev Bhesi Village, which was badly damaged in the…

Reflections Before Moving to the Village

Reflections Before Moving to the Village

Today, as the 29 members of the third cohort of the Tevel Fellowship program complete their orientation and head out to the villages where they…

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