“I want to break the vicious cycle of poverty and malnutrition through the economic empowerment of women.” – Bonita from Nepal

Uniting against Poverty

“In our everyday life, we meet a lot of people, and some of these people help us realize the purpose of life.

I have been involved in various health-related projects and programs in Nepal since my undergraduate days. However, my actual journey to self-discovery began with a mother’s story. This was the moment I knew that I wanted to be a social change-maker.

Sangita and her family’s happiness knew no bounds when she gave birth to a healthy baby boy. But the child died after two months because of inappropriate feeding practices. Sangita had received no education or information about children’s nutritional requirements. As a result of her baby’s death, Sangita was disowned by her husband and his family. She is currently living in her maternal home.

Meeting hundreds of mothers like Sangita from marginalized communities gave me a reality check: thousands of children in Nepal die every year due…

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