Man finder Khorbar efter ca. 1 times vandring op ad en stejl skråning fra Fedi i dalen.
Der er 87 familier i Khorbar. De 9 Dalit familier er de fattigste, og ejer kun lidt eller ingen jord.
Der dyrkes ris, majs og hirse på terrasserne på de stejle skråninger. Der dyrkes også bananer og kaffe, som drikkes lige så meget som te.
Der er en skole til de yngre børn men ingen sundhedsklinik. Den nærmeste ligger for bunden af bakken ved Fedi.
The Name of village is Khorbar. It is about 4 hours’ drive from Pokhara, which is a touristic area. You have to cross a river called Andhi Khola and drive 2-3 hours on dirt road and then have to walk around 1 hour. Khorbar is a “new” Triangle village that before belonged to Taruk, but the Taruk village consisted of groups of houses on two hills divided by a deep valley, hence the two groupings decided to divide into two villages.
There are 87 families (about 461 people) in this village, female -241, male 220, Children – Girls – 61 Boys: 42 most of the population are Gurungs. 9 Dalit (So called the untouchable castes)
households and 10 Janjati households.
Dalits are the poorest among residents in Khorbar, they live in mud huts with grass roofs and own little or no land. Five of Dalit families work as day laborers on other people’s land for minimal payment.
As many as 22 men have migrated to Gulf countries for work, as unskilled workers, they send earnings back to their families.
Source of income
People grow rice, maize and millet on the steep terraces on hillsides. They also grow banana but every households grow coffee. Coffee is used as many times like tea.
There is one school with three classes. The school has no tables and chairs and students lack teaching materials. Education in the village is generally low, and the teachers are not sufficiently trained. There are 42 girls (out of 61) in school and 37 boys (out of 42) in school. Many especially Dalit families have difficulty paying uniforms, exercise books, pencils and school bags for their children.
There is a health clinic about 1 hours far (on steep slopes) – which is too long for emergency patients. There is a trained volunteer “health care” to advise mothers about child care and care for minor injuries and problems. The village has no electricity.
Women in Khorbar have created a Mother’s Group, and all the women in the village are members. Mothers Group is active in building toilets in the village.
They need training in hygiene and health.
Youth Club’s priority is health and they want a volleyball court with net and balls where they can organize tournaments.
In early 2013, every household in the village has built smokeless 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 Khorbar want help
- To build toilets (materials for a toilet building costs approx. 1500 DKK
- To get basic equipment for health assistant
- To establish a volleyball court with net and balls
- Community Building for Mother group meeting
- Citrus plantation and coffee promotion