SOCHAI recently conducted three visits to Tarkeshwor Municipality, Ward number 1, 2, and 3 on 20th November, 24th December 2020, and 18th March 2021 respectively under the COVID Response Program. Participating in the entire program was a great learning opportunity for me. I learned a great deal from the SOCHAI team as well as the […]

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021, SOCHAI recognized 7 grass-root female entrepreneurs as POSHAN (Nutrition) HEROES. When the COVID-19 pandemic started and the entire country went under lockdown, most of the small local businesses lost their source of income and means to feed their families. However, the resilience and strength during such challenging […]

gender based violence

When I was only a child, I remember our house helper, who helped us with the chores, was at times severely bruised and wounded. On such days, my mother used to offer her food and listen to her problems. I later found out she was married to a drunkard. Her husband used to steal all […]


Diabetes is the condition characterized by elevated levels of glucose in the blood (hyperglycemia) resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action or both. Management of Diabetes means controlling blood glucose level. Controlling of blood glucose level can be done by monitoring blood glucose level at home. This is called self-monitoring of blood glucose level. […]

Brave Bitter Gourd

An Apple, a Mango, a Banana, and a Bitter gourd meet each other after 23 years.  Apple: Hi guys! I am very busy these days. I had to manage my schedule to meet you today. Bitter gourd: *Furiously* Oh really?? Apple: *Proudly* Yes, I am in huge demand these days. And all that is not just […]

According to World Bank, over 1/3rd of child mortality in Nepal is due to malnutrition and reasons associated with it. Despite of several efforts to reduce malnutrition in Nepal, the findings of recent NDHS 2016 report reveals, 36% of children in Nepal are stunted, 10% are wasted and 27% are underweight. It is a proven fact that […]

Collected by: Kritee Lamichhane 1. World Health Organization (WHO) recommends breastfeeding should begin within one hour of birth 2. Breastfeeding should be “on demand”, as often as the child wants day and night (Usually 8-12 times in 24 hours), bottles or pacifiers should be avoided 3. A child must be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life. […]

I got my first period at the age of 13. I used to study in grade 8. I vividly remember losing consciousness in school assembly due to heavy bleeding and severe menstrual cramps. I was unaware of what was happening to me. My first period was a scary and bitter experience which I will never […]

Ever since I remember my childhood, I was told that the trees and plants can hear, see and feel like us, humans. At the age of 25, I now know that they don’t, but, I don’t think it would be wrong to say that my love for nature grew with this particular myth. As I […]