Dil Maya Nepali gains new skills in farming and health

Dil Maya Nepali – president of the Makhamali women’s group, lives in Sunapati Gaupalika, Ramechhap District, Nepal. She is  a member of the lower the Dalit caste. Before her participation in Tevel’s activities in her village Dil had very little knowledge about community health and sanitation. She attributes Tevel’s intervention with providing the community with knowledge and skill in community farming and women’s health. She further attributes Tevel with helping eliminate caste-based discrimination between the Dalit and Tamang group.   Dil says: “Tevel brought together members of the Dalit and Tamang castes. At first members of the higher caste refused to take part in activities. Slowly they started accepting us and participating injoint activities. They started to value us when they saw how the the Dalit staff and fellows worked very hard to make change. Now, there is almost no untouchability in the village. I feel dignified now.”

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