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Ex-combatant Mukhiya’s bicycle workshop...

Former Maoist combatant Mukhiya, 25, chose to undertake one month long rickshaw and bicycle training after he was discharged from Surkhet cantonment as a minor in January 2010. He is running a small bicycle workshop in Badhaiya village, Bardiya for about two years now......... Read More

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A VMLR in partnership with a community member

Bal Kumari, discharged from Shaktikhor cantonment, located in Chitwan, is now stitching different types of ladies clothes with her business partner Dibya in a tailoring shop at Ratnagar, Chitwan. Her partnership business is quite appreciated in the locality.................. Read More

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An ex-combatant builds a future

Buddhi Mahatara who hails from the mountain district Humla can be found these days repairing motorcycles in Tikapur, a city in the southern plains district Kailali. The ‘Karnali Motorcycle Servicing Center’ that he is running in partnership with a friend is his means of earning and also a reason of hope for the future.......... Read More

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No more arms, now it’s scissors for cutting hair

Phulmati’s beauty parlour business is flourishing in Bardiya, mid-west Nepal. Her earning per day ranges from Rs. 500 to Rs.4,000.
A former Maoist combatant, Phulmati, 25, was discharged from the Surkhet cantonment in early 2010....... Read More

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An ex-combatant living in a house of a conflict-victim

Dilu from Dailekh is a discharged Maoist ex-combatant, who is working as a cook in Biratnagar. He is staying in a rented room in Biratnagar since March 2011. At that time, he didn't know that the landlord was a victim of Maoist activities during the conflict and the landlord was also unknown about the background of Dilu........... Read More

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“I want to start a new life with a new identity….”

Vikash Tharu (name changed) from Banke, the Midwestern region of Nepal, knew how to use weapons only until some years ago, but nowadays he enjoys his life with mobile repairing tools. He has established a Mobile Repair Centre in Nepalgunj with the seed support from United Nations Interagency Rehabilitation Programme (UNIRP).............. Read More

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“Starting a new civilian life ......... ”

Eight months after the discharge, the Joshi couple— Kumar, 24 and Sabita, 23 have opened up a retail shop in Baseni Ganeshthan, Bharatpur Municipality. The Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) training provided by the UNDP Micro-enterprise Development Programme has paid off. .............. Read More

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“Rebuilding more lives .............. ”

Chaudhary, 21 and Budha, 22 were verified as minors during the UN-led verification process in 2007. After being officially discharged from the Surkhet cantonment in February 2010, both of them contacted the toll free number and were subsequently referred to the UN Inter-agency Rehabilitation Programme (UNIRP),. .............. Read More

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“New life out of the cantonment .............. ”

Bikas and Radha (name changed), both ex-combatants have been successful in pursuing a new life together as owners of a restaurant and a small hotel in Pakhribas, Dhankuta (east Nepal)............... Read More

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“Ex-combatant turns digital photographer .............. ”

Krishna Chaudhary’s education came to a complete halt when she had to join the Maoist army at the age of 18. She joined the army because she was frustrated with the social and economic environment at home and she spent four years of her precious life as a combatant hoping for a bright future. ............... Read More