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Drinking Water in Nepalese Mountain Villages

If you’re travelling to a third world country like Nepal, all the guidebooks tell you to avoid drinking the local water for fear of coming down with something that might ruin your trip. This fear of water is such that even fresh vegetables bought from street vendors or in restaurants …read more

Colourful Clothing and Village Children in Nepal

The young children in Batase Village, where most of our volunteers are sent, are not as brand aware as their western counterparts. They’ve never heard of ecco boots and they couldn’t tell Tommy Hilfiger from Calvin Klein. Abercrombie is nothing more than a long word on a sweater that keeps …read more

Western Sensitivity Meets Nepalese Reality

It’s fitting that the first post on this blog should be a personal story from Susan, one of the founders of Take on Nepal. Back in 2008, Batase was just another Himalayan village. The Friends of Himalayan Children charity was just getting started in Cairns, and the village school was …read more

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