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A bakers story

Tashi Lhamo is 26 years old and married with two children. In 2009, she said she was unable to continue her education beyond the ninth grade due to financial constraints. She soon joined the unemployed population. Seeing no reason to remain in the capital, she returned to her hometown in Zhemgang. Zmore

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The Bhutanese rural woman turns business around

Bhutanese women are increasingly dominating the rural labor force. Ten years ago, 50 year old Kinga Wangmo, a farmer’s wife and mother of three, may not have imagined herself as the bread earner of the family. The family survived on the little that was harvested from the land that they owned. This wmore

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Big bang for the buck

One of the happiest moments in Phurba’s life was cooking traditional buckwheat noodles and pancakes for the Royal Wedding in 2011. “It was very special to see the King and the Queen in real life and to actually do something for them. I was so proud that our local buckwheat was valued by others and pmore

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Bringing services to the people

Tugpula plans to build a permanent mud rammed house in his remote village. But his dream of a roof over his head has not materialized because he has been unable to get the necessary clearance from the forest authorities to obtain timber. But this is all set to change with the UNDP supported e-governmore