Nepal Revisited – Day 12

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VIN logoThis morning we headed to the Volunteers Initiative in Nepal (VIN) head office in Balaju. We have been partnering with them on a couple of projects in the Jitpur community (among others).

VIN’s mission is to empower marginalized communities through enhanced Education, Health, Income generation & Basic infrastructure programs with a special focus on women and children.

Today MJ & I were heading out to see the progress on a number of septic tanks and toilets that they have been coordinating the construction of. Jitpur is only about 11 kilometers from Kathmandu and consists of 9 wards and 15 communities spread out across the surrounding hills, fields and woods.

DSCF7237The roads through the hills have been badly affected by landslides after the earthquake and monsoon season. And the partial widening of the road project, which is incomplete at this stage has caused further issues, although it looks like they may…

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