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During my last visit to Nepal I was surprised to learn about how the Caste system still affects the people in the mountains. I had heard stuff but not personally come across it.  Some time ago Hicap  with the help of funding from FFK arranged to build hostel for children that trek many miles to…
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Women, Orphans, and Inequality in Nepal

Something I began to question after visiting Nepal about 25 times over the last 10 years, sometimes staying for 2-3 months at a time.  Why are there so many orphans, are the parents dead, this is how we in the Western World think of orphans. Yes some do lose their parents, but many are abandoned….
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Shocking Facts about the Women of Nepal

When I myself am in Nepal, I feel uncomfortable about what I hear from others about the treatment of women.  Many men are violent towards their wives, it is considered normal. A headmaster once bragged to me about his violence to his wife.  He actually said he was astonished how a country could actually have…
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Bringing Hicap UK into 2016

New Year’s Message from Hicap UK  It is a difficult one this year, for obvious reasons.  2015 started very positive, with funding from Futures For Kids to build a hostel.  This all happened without incident, it was our first large project and amazingly everything went to plan. Here I am in Early April inspecting the…
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Double Trouble

Double Trouble Binod our project manager first identified the twins Karan and Arjun when they were 7 years old. In late 2012 during one of his regular visits to the villages in Lamjung. He was informed that they were living in a dreadful situation.  He contacted me in the UK and was so very worried…
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There is only so much we can do

There is only so much we can do This story began with a mountain accident.  Hicap’s project manager was trekking to Bahundanda on one of his normal inspection trips.  This was early 2011 when Binod called me on Skype to tell me about a dreadful accident on the road on the way to one of…
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