Lila in Nepal

Ip, Stories | April 14, 2023

: Lila and a couple of the goats he received from the CBM supported project.
Image: Lila and a couple of the goats he received from the CBM supported project.

The biggest change now is that we can communicate for what we want.

Lila and his family live in the rural town in Nepal.

Their home was destroyed in a flash flood that came ripping through the valley taking out many houses, small businesses, and farmland.

This left Lila, his family, and many just like them living in tents. To add to the devastation, his once thriving poultry business was also decimated.

With the support of CBM Australia’s partner, Lila has been provided with some goats to help with basic income. He is also part of a self-help group set up by the project which has given him training on livelihoods and disability rights.  

“Before I was involved in the self-help group, I had no idea how I could communicate with government people. We are in a tough situation now because of the after-effects of the floods. The self-help group is a good avenue through which we can communicate for our rights, as the government seeks to support people in flood response. Through the group, I’ve got training on disability issues and livelihood issues, and this has given us all sorts of ideas about what we could do to improve on this tough situation.”

“I’ve always had good skills in speaking, but with the group my confidence has increased. Before we got intimidated when we went to local government, but the biggest change now is that we can communicate for what we want.”

CBM acknowledges the support of the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) and thanks our partner SAPPROS.

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