2 days ago
Let's meet Urgen and his family - located in the beautiful and secluded hillside of Sungdel. His nearest neighbor is at least half an hour's walk away where his son's school is located. Our staff have to walk for good 2-3 hours from either Rakha or Sungdel to reach his house. But being isolated and a single house tucked away within the forest has never deterred us from not including people in our program. Every time we sweat to reach Urgen's home, we are happy to see the progress that he has been making in his and his family's lives. The toilet which we supported in 2014 has helped the family specially children to be much healthier in these past 3 years.
The vegetables growing in their yard has improved their diet which earlier used to contain of some staple grains with minimal greens. They feel much safer sending the eldest to the school which earlier was completely destroyed by the earthquake. After our potato seed selection training, Urgen has doubled his potato yield which has resulted in increasing his family income significantly. Investing time and resources into understanding what would work for each and every community member, we have been able to help Urgen cultivate high value crops that are suitable for his area. We have phased out of our construction project in Sungdel from this year, but we can see that most basic needs of Urgen's family is fulfilled. The Sungdel that we saw 8 years ago when we first stepped in here is vastly different from what it is now. Urgen's family being just an example.
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