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Case Studies

Case Study 4: Pano Devi Mukhiya, Bokraha-1, Siraha

Pano Devi Mukhiya, 35, resident of Bhokraha Village Development Committee ward no. 1, is an extremely poor woman. Her husband added insult to injury when he divorced Pano Devi and married another woman. She needed a company in order to ward off social stigma and increased vulnerability. Out of compulsion, then 25 years old Pano Devi chose to marry a 65-year-old man. The old man had 0.5 hectare of land. 

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Case Study 1: Prithvi Chan Hemram (45), Majhare-8, Morang

Mr. Hemram was landless and depended largely on daily wages and share cropping. None of his children attended school and he had the burden of a loan of NRs. 30,000 with an interest rate of 36%.

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