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Raleigh volunteers have been working alongside the community of Kot Gaun to improve water access by providing a tap stand for every household as part of the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) project. Starting with a pipeline which will connect to newly built tap stands, volunteers have taken up their shovels and are digging their way towards improving water access in Kot Gaun.

March 17, 2019

As part of our celebrations of 2019 International Women’s Day's theme #BalanceforBetter we’re highlighting some of the amazing women who work with us here at Raleigh and how crucial they are at each stage of our programmes! We speak to them about their work, why International Women's Day is important to them, and what advice they have for young women who want to get involved in international development.

March 8, 2019

In the rural village of Mapogoro in Tanzania, women work incredibly hard. Many mothers in the village wake at 5am to start their daily routine, getting their children ready to leave for school at 6am before heading off to work on one of the nearby farms. At midday, they return home to carry out household chores and then collect water for showering, washing, cooking and drinking. Some women also run their own businesses, like small restaurants and tailors.

March 8, 2019

Rambahadur (Ram) is a 40 year old returnee migrant worker. He lives with his wife Reena and three daughters in the village of Ickchung, in rural Makwanpur. Having worked in Arabian Gulf countries for almost five years, he now no longer wants to go back again, but, stay and work in his own village.

March 6, 2019

The thriving community of Nimaritawa started with the donation of land over 20 years ago. Houses were built in anticipation of indigenous families moving there, to form a community that would live on what was planted and harvested, including native crops. However, until recently the community did not have a school, meaning children had to walk for almost two hours to reach the nearest school.

March 1, 2019

Teams of volunteers from 12 nationalities will work on Natural Resource Management (NRM) projects in La Marta and La Cangreja; continue to build and rejuvenate Indigenous Schools through Community Resilience (CR) projects in Nimaritawa and Dorbatal; and, take part in Youth Leadership development on Dragon and Turrisantos treks.

Los gerentes de proyectos trabajarán con un equipo de voluntarios de 12 nacionalidades a partir del 18 de febrero en proyectos de gestión de recursos naturales en La Marta y La Cangreja; construyendo y mejorando las escuelas indígenas de Nimaritawa y Dorbata; y desarrollarán liderazgo juvenil en las rutas de trek Dragon y Turrisantos.

March 1, 2019

Raleigh International has been working to improve water, sanitation and hygiene standards in the Gorkha region of Nepal since 2015. Here, Jay Ham, part of the country office team in Nepal this spring, explains what the projects involve and the importance of Raleigh's work for these marginalised rural communities.

February 21, 2019