ITAHARI, August 31: A newly-constructed settlement for Musahars has been seemingly left useless for the past two and a half years as the target beneficiaries are reluctant to inhabit the settlement citing various reasons. The Musahar community for which the shelters were built argued that their consent was not sought beforehand and that the newly-built settlement lacks facilities.
UDAYAPUR, June 20: It has been four years since Udayapur was declared an Open Defecation Free (ODF) Zone but the locals of Musahar community living in various parts of the district have just started making and using toilets.
SIRAHA, June 1: Sixty-three years old Gauri Saday of Sakhuwanankarkatti Rural Municipality is compelled to live a miserable life in her old age. Gauri, who can't even move from one place to another without a stick has no one to look after her. She has visited the rural municipality office many times seeking government allowance, but she always returns home empty-handed. “You are not going to get the allowance until you build a toilet in your house,” the officials of the rural municipality always tell her.
MAHOTTARI, April 15: On Friday, 53 members of the backward Musahar community of Bardibas-1 in Mahottari district received new houses on the occasion of Nepali New Year. Prior to this, the Musahars here were forced to live in temporary shelters following the devastating earthquakes of 2015.
MAHOTTARI, April 11: “We will have a house, a water tap, electricity, a toilet, a playground, and a school for children!” Manju Kumari Sada, 19, shares happily. “We never thought we would ever get all this in our lifetime,” she adds.
MIRCHAIYA (SIRAHA), April 7: Although their plights still remain largely ignored, people from the underprivileged Musahar community in southern plains are finally getting the governments’ due attention.
MIRCHAIYA (SIRAHA), April 7: Although their plights still remain largely ignored, people from the underprivileged Musahar community in southern plains are finally getting the governments' due attention.
SIRAHA, March 31: One-and-a-half-year old Chandrika Sada is nagging her sister for food. Gudiya, Chandrika's elder sister is forcing water in her mouth. The water fetched from a well is dirty and stinking. The toddler again asks for food, but her sister keeps pouring water again. After a while, Chandrika stops crying.
MAHOTTARI, Feb 21: A worry has constantly haunted Raj Kishor Sada of Singhyahi-8 since childhood. The worry of getting proper shelter and enough food and clothes. Poverty has always robbed him of any peace of mind.
SARLAHI, Feb 19: Demanding land ownership certificates, the marginalized Musahar community of Terai-Madhes on Sunday submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal through the chief district officers of 15 districts.
SARLAHI, Feb 14: Ramkali Devi, 65, and her husband Shaheb Majhi, 70 had a dream. Locals of Babargunj, they wanted a toilet for their big family. However, the couple now thinks that their dream would not come true. “In fact, it is not for us.