International Needs Humanitarian Aid Trust

"Making it happen in Nepal"


Recently the 43rd batch of ladies from rural Nepal started their five-month course at the Lydia Vocational Training Centre (LVTC) in Kathmandu.

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During the five months at LVTC, they are exposed to and trained in areas that include women’s health, education, tailoring, household, and small business economics, community leadership and development.


When they leave the centre they return to their families and villages and are in a position to provide employment for themselves. Through the generosity of NZ donors, each graduate is supplied with their own treadle sewing machine and a large quantity of fabric and other supplies which enables them to start their own self-supporting business.


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This breaks in the cycle of generational poverty and allows them to be in a position to teach, develop and mentor other young women within their extended family and village.

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Text: John Elen

Photographs: Luke Edwards

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