NP 13 Dumsakhola

Dumsakhola ligger ca. 30 minuters gang fra Fedi.

Der er 47 familier i Dunmkhola, deraf 9 Dalit familier, der ejer kun lidt eller ingen jord. Op mod 26 mænd arbejder i Golf-staterne eller Indien.

Der dyrkes ris, maize og hirse på terrasserne på de stejle skråninger. Der dyrkes også afgrøder til salg, og alle husholdningerne dyrker grøntsager.

Der er hverken skole eller sundhedsklinik i landsbyen.


Geographical placement

The Name of village is Dumsakhola Badahare and is located in Dhapuk Simalvanjyang Village Development Committee, Ward 3 of Syangja District, Western Nepal. Syangja Town is about one hours drive south from Pokhara, a tourist area for trekking round Anapurna and other Himalayan mountains. From there it is a further 1 hour south by bus or taxi, then you have to cross a river called Andhi Khola and drive 1 to 2 hours on dirt road by Jeep and then have to walk around half an hour from Dhapuk Fedi.


Number of inhabitants

There are 47 families (about 238 people) in this village, female 117, male 121, children, girls 19, boys 17. There are 12 Dalit households and 10 Janjati households. As many as 26 men have migrated to Gulf countries and India for work, as dumsakhola1unskilled workers, and they send earnings back to their families.

Housing. Dalit, the so called the untouchable castes, houses are old mud house, they use the dry thatch grass for roofing and Janajatis (indigenous people) houses are permanent (Brick or stone) homes, they use jasta (iron sheet) for roofing.


Main source of income

People grow rice, maize and millet on the steep terraces on the hillsides. They also grow many cash crops and every household grows vegetables.

Dalits, own little or no land. Five Dalit families have no choice but work as day laborers on other people's land for minimal payment.



There is no school. All the children go to another Ward School and it takes 1 hour from the village. Many, especially Dalit families, have difficulty paying uniforms, exercise books, pencils and school bags for their children.



There is a health clinic about one hour´s walk away on steep slopes - which is too far for emergency patients. There is a trained "health care" volunteer to advise mothers about child care and care for minor injuries and problems. The health assistant lack the basic resources to provide treatment, such as plaster, disinfectants, bandages, pain relief pills, etc.


Village initiatives

Women in Dumsakhola have created a Mother's Group, where all the women in the village are members. The Mothers´ Group is active in building toilets, collecting pots, and working with sanitation in the village. They need training in damsakhola2hygiene and health.

The Youth Club’s priority is health and play ground for volleyball.

In early 2013, every household in the village has built a smoke-less cooking stove (made from mud, brick and dung) with earthen chimney. Thus the village is declared as “Smokeless village”, contributing to fire wood saving and reduction of smoke borne diseases to women and children.

The residents of Dumsakhola would like help for:

• Goat raising
• Vegetable farming
• To build toilets (materials for a toilet building costs approx. 1500 DKK)
• To establish a volleyball court with net and balls
• Community Building for Mothers' Group meeting
• Cow farming for milk

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