Rescuing a Nepali Girl (V) Losing contact and finally meeting her again

After returning to Germany I naturally tried to keep in contact with Rita through the email account of the organization that she was with. Unfortunately it turned out, that this was much more difficult than I could have imagined: The first two messages I sent shortly after my arrival in Germany were left unanswered. For the third message – though – I eventually received an answer from ...

How I rescued a little girl: Arriving in Kathmandu

From our flight I mainly remember this little girl sitting by my side – tense from head to toe – almost terrified beyond the capacity to breath. Me trying to distract her – telling her some jokes, or some silly story. In this flight we met by chance another foreigner whom I had already met on my flight to Nepalgunj a few months earlier. We talked a little and I just remember Rita staring at him like he was the ...

The harsh reality of being a woman in Nepal

Two days ago I read an article in the Annapurna Post about how in a village in the Terai where a public college had opened up, the daughters-in-law were finally given permission to study even though they were married (!). I really hate the situation women are still in nowadays in Nepal. But before damning the situation, let us look at the particulars first. You ...