On March 11, a three-wheeler pickup drove into Neemkhotiya village in Bardiya On the back of the truck, there were five bio-sand filters meant to be delivered and distributed to families in the village
For the first 30 minutes of the hike from Jagdol, Kapan to Tarebhir Village, a Tamang village in the foothills of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, the trail was all uphill. The view around me was obscured by the trunks of pine trees and the view above by swaying pine needles.
It’s a warm February afternoon and the last of the day’s classes are over. A group of children play football at the Lekshed Tsal School in Tanahun, a few chasing 14-year-old Pema Wangyal as he heads straight for the goalkeeper.
In the village of Neemkhotiya, which is about five kilometres from the nearest town of Gulariya, there are about 75 households consisting mostly of Madhesi Dalits, where dozens of residents remain without citizenship.