Scholarships help children of Nepalese migrant workers, but few apply

The scholarships are for children of migrant workers who are killed or seriously injured, but only the children of those who were abroad legally qualify for the help.
Jun 4, 2018

In Nepal, sex trade thrives in transport hubs

With little opportunity elsewhere women and young girls in Nepal find themselves defaulting to sex work.
Mar 28, 2018

Nepal migrant workers push back against illegal fees

Workers say employment agencies are still charging extra fees, which the Nepal government has made illegal.
Feb 28, 2018

Mentally disabled in rural Nepal suffer amid lack of support

Families of the mentally disabled in rural Nepal have few options, with the lack of doctors or monetary help.
Feb 14, 2018

Nepal sex workers struggle to leave industry as government aid declines

People in Nepal's Badi community say declining financial help for the poor and unemployed is forcing women to remain in the sex trade to survive.
Jan 25, 2018

Threatened food supply forces entire Nepali village to relocate

Villagers sow seeds of hope after a water shortage forced the people of Samzong to resettle in a new village in Namashung.
Dec 19, 2017

Two years after Nepal quake, rescuer continues to help neighbors rebuild

Laxmi Sundar Gainju helped rescue his neighbors in the days after the Nepal earthquake in 2015. Today, he still connects families in need with help.
Nov 14, 2017

Sherpa Adventure Gear Store Grand Opening

Join us for the opening of our U.S. flagship store and partake in our grand opening celebration. After years of creating gear inspired by the legendary high-altitude climbers of Nepal, we are honored to bring a piece of the Himalayas right to your door. We will mark the arrival of our Seattle location with an […]
Nov 3, 2017

Nepal ethnic group gets expanded help for sickle cell disease

The number of sickle cell diagnoses continues to rise among the Tharu people of rural Nepal. The government is increasing access to treatment and diagnosis.
Sep 21, 2017

New laws lower barriers for female entrepreneurs in Nepal

Nepal’s new constitution ensures equal rights for women, and the country is finding ways to support its female entrepreneurs.
Aug 30, 2017

Nepal considers making adults financially responsible for parents

A new amendment before Nepal’s new government seeks to require adult children to pay 10 percent of their income towards their parents’ care.
Aug 14, 2017

To fight trafficking, Nepal considers restrictions on women’s travel

Nepal has travel bans and is considering requiring international labor pacts, but some say too many restrictions could encourage undocumented immigration.
Jul 17, 2017

5 ways to tread lightly as an international volunteer

Take it from a local Nepalese development worker: prepare, tread light and stay longer as an international volunteer.
Nov 28, 2016

Perilous Nepal river pulley crossings to be replaced by bridges

The government of Nepal has vowed to replace the hand-operated trolleys suspended over rivers that some villages depend on for business and other needs.
Aug 9, 2016

Inmate leaders help maintain order at Nepalese prison

Inmates organize routines and activities including yoga and singing, and have tasks such as cleaning and bookkeeping. The prison is clean and peaceful.
Jul 21, 2016

The importance of the local in Global Health education

The classroom is the right place to practice the importance of local community input when it comes to international aid.
Jun 16, 2016

Sherpa documentary examines tragedy and ethics on Mt Everest

The documentary, focusing on the 2014 avalanche that killed 16 Sherpa, takes a look at the global controversy around climbing culture on Mt. Everest.
Apr 22, 2016

Nepal earthquake relief: a reality check on large donors

Want to contribute to Nepal earthquake relief? New investigations show you might be better off going grassroots and avoiding big aid organizations.
Jun 10, 2015

Seattle backpackers believed dead after Nepal quakes

The families of Bailey Meola and Sydney Schumacher announced that they'd called off their search of earthquake-ravaged areas of Nepal.
May 15, 2015

Twitter chat on immigration, feminism and Subway sandwiches in South Asia

Join this live chat at 8am Pacific Time/11am Eastern/8:30pm India on Thursday October 30th. Tune in here or by following the Twitter hashtag #susi2014.
Oct 29, 2014