Rokpa: a Tibetan word meaning ‘help’ and ‘friend’

Rokpa: a Tibetan word meaning ‘help’ and ‘friend’

There are areas with difficult accessibility that only organizations like ROKPA have been able to reach. Since its founding in 1980, Rokpa (A Tibetan word meaning ‘help’ and ‘friend’) is present today in Nepal, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Rokpa was also established in the Tibetan areas of China from 1990 to 2016 and provided education, […]

Meet Dambara Budha

Meet Dambara Budha

Dambara Budha has been collaborating in the Rato Baltin project as a trainer for over two years. She was born in the Dhungachalna village, a very remote area far from the urban centre of Dhakari, in the Achham district, with a terrible telephone signal, located in the western part of Nepal. Before participating in the […]

Meet Hiunkala

Meet Hiunkala

In a town called Toshi, located in the Sudurpaschim province of Nepal (far-west) we meet Hiunkala Chalaune. Hiunkala lives with her father, mother, brother and sister and has been working as a trainer in the Rato Baltin project for more than a year. Before participating in the project, Hiunkala felt that she used to wish […]

Meet Manisha

Meet Manisha

Manisha Kumari Nath is from Kuntibandali, a small town in the Achham region of western Nepal. She lives with her father, mother and two little sisters in the house. As like most rural areas of Nepal, her family is very humble, her mother sells vegetables and thus can pay for the education of her daughters. […]

Get to know Tejana

Get to know Tejana

In Tejana´s village there is no electricity nor transport means. Despite all that, she manages to get the menstrual cups and educational workshops reaching there through Basti’s muddy roads. A small village in Achham to which you take more than two days to arrive from the province main city. She is happy for that. She coordinates the trainers’ […]

Exploring myself (Nepali Volunteer Testimonial)

Exploring myself (Nepali Volunteer Testimonial)

Testimonial write in Nepali by Rupa Pandey, after the Nepali one you can read the English translation. Just like every other day, on January the 11th, 2019, I was checking my Facebook and suddenly a post drew my attention: that post was about the Rato Baltin Project, about the menstrual tradition “Chhaupadi”, which is still […]

Testimonial for MHDay –Menstrual Hygiene Day– Walk

Testimonial for MHDay –Menstrual Hygiene Day– Walk

My name is Shruti, I live in Columbia, Missouri, United States. At my school we did not have free feminine products for school. So I worked with some administrators to provide free products district wide at the high schools in the bathrooms. It is a completely student-run initiative. Afterwards, while researching how others are impacted […]