Queensford College helps women in the Tawal area increase their incomes

2017-04-02T10:35:05+10:00April 2nd, 2017|

Tailor training NAFA has been assisting Tawal since 1998 with community development projects aimed at improving the health, education and economic well-being of community members. Development projects assist all members of the community, with a particular focus on women, who play a critical role in family economies in a subsistence agricultural context. The [...]

Celebrating the rebuild of remote infrastructure in Nepal!

2017-09-25T08:12:02+10:00April 2nd, 2017|

Practical training with stone mason It has been the year of rebuilding remote village infrastructure following the devastating  earthquakes in 2015. NAFA allocated $448,000 to earthquake related projects in five districts of Nepal: Dhading (Tawal, Kutal, Ladap and Richet), Solu Khumbu (Kophu), Okhaldhunga (Patale and Dhurpisurki), Dolakha (Shyama) and Sindulpulchowk (Jitpur). Additionally NAFA allocated [...]

Co-operative farming initiative helps villagers rebuild their livelihoods

2017-04-02T09:31:57+10:00March 30th, 2017|

Co-op Farmers attending training In 2013, approximately 200 farming households from four villages (Tawal, Dusheni, Ladap and Tawal Besi) in the Ri VDC, Dhading district pooled their cash and ‘in-kind’ labout to purchase land and establish the Pasang Chowk Agricultural Co-operative. Their aim was to grow higher value cash crops, up-scale their animal [...]


2016-10-31T18:01:25+10:00November 25th, 2015|

Rod and Deb went to Tawal for three days (25-28 October) shortly after arriving. We wanted to get an updated assessment of their situation following Rod’s visit in June. The five hour jeep part of the trip was terrible as the road is ungraded and barely useable. The photos could not prepare Deb for [...]

The roofing tin has been delivered

2016-11-01T13:39:43+10:00July 14th, 2015|

Awaiting the tin roofing to be delivered by helicopter       The roofing tin has now been distributed to the 1,223 families in Ri VDC who lost their homes. Carrying the tin roofing home             What an amazing effort from so many people: generous [...]

Earthquake destruction and NAFA’s response in Tawal and surrounding villages, Ri VDC, Dhading District, Nepal

2016-11-01T17:39:21+10:00May 19th, 2015|

Before the disaster -Tawal in the distance -Dhuseni in foreground  Introduction On 25th April Saturday around 11: 43 am local time, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake ripped through Nepal, bringing death, destruction and misery in its wake.  To date, over 8,000 people have lost their lives, thousands more are injured and hundreds of thousands [...]

Improved cooking stoves for 9 rural villages in Ri VDC

2016-11-01T17:47:33+10:00April 24th, 2014|

Meeting of 300 villagers Location: Ri VDC, co-ordinated by Hilly Region Development Committee (HRDC), based at Tawal Date: November 2013 ongoing Beneficiaries: up to 1,000 households in 9 villages in Ri VDC Objective: To supply improved cooking stoves to households in Ri VDC HRDC representatives visit CRT Details: This project [...]

Tawal micro-hydro system officially opened!

2016-10-31T23:07:00+10:00February 28th, 2012|

  Carrying the generator NAFA’s President, Rod Setterlund officially opened (as “Chief Guest”) the 20 kw micro-hydro system on 13 February 2012 in front of the Tawal/Tawal Besi community, Ross Hazelwood (NAFA’s Project Coordinator), Chandra Tamang (Tawal Coordinator) and other distinguished guests, including Mr Suresh Shrestha, REDP engineer from the Nepalese Government [...]

Water infrastructure Tawal Besi

2016-10-31T23:07:55+10:00January 31st, 2012|

Community water tap Location:  Dhading district ( 1 day jeep drive & 1.5 day walk from main roadhead town of Dhading) Date:  July 2010 Partner: Hilly Region Development Club, Tawal Besi village Beneficiaries: 50 households and 1 school in the village of Tawal Besi Objective: Water infrastructure (new pipe/water flow & new [...]

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