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Nepal elections

Nepal elections

The nationwide local elections in Nepal were held in May. These elections take a lot of time and energy for all involved. Having spent time in the country while these elections were held in 2017, I can vouch that these elections are nothing like we would see in a...

Hard working and courageous women

Hard working and courageous women

Following on from the successful project with Rotary Foundation, we have been continuing to work with the Komhendo Mother Group Thamdanda, a community of hard working, dependable, courageous, and caring women. The women have been supported by the Himalyan Leaky...

Agricultural education

Agricultural education

The field visit day was concluded with training sessions delivered from the agricultural expert Mr Prabun Sapkota. Education was provided for the setup of nurseries to germinate the seeds and equipment that HLF distributed for the summer season crops. We look forward...

Trekking in Nepal with Rabindra

Trekking in Nepal with Rabindra

Being one of the poorest nations in the world has meant that the vaccination rollout has been very sporadic! However, 63% of the population are now fully vaccinated and thankfully, the country has begun to welcome back tourists. To this end, Rabindra was recently able...

Hope in the Himalaya

Hope in the Himalaya

Verve Magazine have recently published an article on the work that Rabindra and I (Clare) are doing in Nepal. It is a privilege to be a part of this journey, and to be able to share it. “I’m proud of giving voice to the voiceless,” Claire continues. “At one of the...

Covid in a country with open borders

Covid in a country with open borders

Following the Covid situation in India, the number of cases in Nepal went from under 100 a day in March, peaking at over 9,000 cases in mid-May. The Kathmandu valley area has been in lockdown since the end of April, and this has now halved the number of reported daily...

Trafficking Awareness Campaign

Trafficking Awareness Campaign

Human trafficking in Nepal is a growing criminal industry that affect many countries beyond Nepal, primarily across Asia and the Middle East. Nepal is a major ‘source country’ for men, women and children who are subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking....

Trafficking Support in Lumbini

Trafficking Support in Lumbini

Whilst visiting the IndoIdian border town of Lumbini, Rabindra and the team were alighted to the situation of Rani and her whanau. Unfortunately, her children were victims of trafficking. It was only due to the support of a local tuktuk driver, that the team were able...

Supporting Rahul with his lunch support

Supporting Rahul with his lunch support

The team at HLF have been amazed by the generosity spirit from Rahul, Rabindra’s dear friend who lives in Lumbini.  Rahul’s only source of income is through begging. Through saving what he can, he has been offering an annual free lunch for the lamas and the homeless...

HLF Zoom meetings

HLF Zoom meetings

The HLF team are making the most of technology and weekly Zoom meetings are being held between the Kiwi and Nepali team.  We have been able to ‘visit’ the Bhaktapur community to see the new sanitation installation and catch up with the ataahua-beautiful community. The...

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