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Earning a Living from Earthquake Reconstruction: Women’s Experiences
A mandatory minimum 30% of the trainees in two Nepalese reconstruction projects were female, in a drive to give women opportunities not only to learn new skills, but to gain employment afterwards.
Written by Mona Sherpa, Jane Carter - 31. October 2017
Eucalyptus Oil as a Source of Hope
Eucalyptus oil fetches a high price in Kathmandu, being used as a raw material for a variety of products in Nepal and elsewhere.
Written by Jane Carter - 18. August 2017
Food Security, Climate Change and Survival on the Bolivian High Plateau
Health-minded consumers around the world consider quinoa as superfood. But the indigenous Aymara people had almost completely given up on growing it.
Written by Jane Carter - 24. July 2017
Skilled and Ready to Fly
Helvetas trains young women and men in Sri Lanka who are full of hope to find work and financial independence abroad.
Written by Jane Carter - 17. July 2017
The Highs and Lows of Working Abroad
The Safer Migration Project makes sure that those who migrate are well informed, and take precautions against being cheated or getting into difficulties.
Written by Jane Carter - 03. July 2017
"Thank You, Thank You; Huge Thanks!"
Field visits are important reality checks. On a recent visit to a new suspension bridge in Nepal we were overwhelmed by an excited group of bridge users.
Written by Jane Carter - 23. June 2017
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