Why aid money pouring into Nepal after the earthquake is likely to be corruptly diverted.
- Aid is pouring in to Nepal in the wake of the earthquake.
- But in a country where corruption is endemic, will the money go where it is meant to?
Simon Cox investigates.
Producer: Ben Crighton
Researcher: Aurelia Allen.
Nepal, officieel de Federale Democratische Republiek Nepal
Inwoners: 26.620.809 (2011); 29.384.297 …
Officiële landstaal: Nepalees
Religie: Hindoeïsme 81%, Boeddhisme 9%, Isl..
Oppervlakte: 147.181 km² (2,8% water)
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Ever wondered what Nepal is like? I take you through a list of my favorite ways to experience the city of Kathmandu, Nepal. Personally one of my favorite cities in Asia just because the culture is so… in-your-face, if that makes sense 😀
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1. Pashupatinath – A sacred Hindu temple
2. Durbar Square – Who doesn’t want to see a pigeon temple!
3. Swayambhunath Temple – The monkey temple
4. Food yo! – Momo, Pokhara, and Samosas
5. Boudhanath Stupa – One of the most famous religious sites in Nepal
6. Exploring Thamel – Make an effort to wander past all the tourist shops
7. Kopan Monastery – A peaceful site on top of a hill where you can watch monks teaching the principals of Buddhism
8. Nightlife – Check out Jazz Upstairs, Sam’s Pub, and Rum Doodle
9. Asan Bazaar – Another great market where you can pick up just about anything
10. Talk to locals!
8 jan. 2016
Our full living on a dollar a day in Nepal documentary. Check out our story and exact breakdown of our expenses: http://thetickettotravel.com/living-o….
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We filmed from July 17th-August 17th, 2015.
Another Day, Another Dollar documentary was intended not as much as a look into life on a dollar a day, as much as a showcase on how to be content on less, and how life is like for us and others in Nepal.
The documentary was originally divided in 4 parts, uploaded in November 2015, with a total time of about 45 minutes.
So we came from the angle of already living here, not starting fresh. Locals living on very little already have a home, basic resources, maybe a bicycle or a motorbike for the family.
Before we embarked on this challenge, we had to set some ground rules, and we will make things as transparent as possible for you.
First up, keep in mind this does not include our visa costs, internet, or rent. Our visa is an expense locals don’t have but we need to pay as foreigners. And we were forced to get Internet ever since YouTube started refusing the submission of VHS tapes for video uploads. Not impressed, YouTube.
Secondly, we chose a high exchange rate to use for the Nepali rupee against the American dollar, so we will be working with 107rps each/day as an average, although for simplicities sake, you can think of 100 rupees as one dollar or 100 cents. We will do it for a whole month with no breaks, meaning our budget as a couple is $60 for the month, or 6420 rps.
This is around 20% less than one person earning minimum wage would make. Over 30 per cent of Nepalese live on less than US$14 per person, per month, according to the national living standards survey conducted in 2010-2011.The average daily income in Nepal is closer to $2 a day. Having said that, if we were to spend the average income during this challenge, we would have no problem paying for our rent as well. Keep in mind, though, many local families already own the family home and don’t have to pay rent.
Our living on a dollar is not only our food. No, that would be too easy. It includes cosmetics, shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, vehicle repairs, and any medicine we might need. We are also using cooking gas, which costs about 8cents a day. Many people especially in the rurals don’t use cooking gas, but use wood fires instead for cooking, which if we were to do also would make it a lot easier to keep in budget. But easy is for losers. Just kidding… Since the documentary, we have been forced to cook on wood, and it is not “easy,” but time consuming. It does save about $4/month doing it that way though. But I’d rather pay for the gas in most cases.
To make it easier to calculate our expenses, we put away lots of our stuff that we bought already to start fresh for the month and not get confused or tempted into using something we already bought before.
As we considered what we need to spend on non-food items, we came to realize that this was more of a challenge than anticipated. Blah.
Not only did we stay in budget, but in 30 days we spent an average of $0.85 per day. As we were going according to the Nepali calendar of 32 days for that month of Saun, though, the money we saved allowed us to treat ourselves to a trip and nice meal for the last 2 days when we went to Sauraha, and Chitwan National Park.
30 jan. 2019
How expensive is Nepal in 2019? Trekking gear, food, accommodation, bus fares, we cover it all in this video.
After spending a solid week in #Kathmandu, we thought it was time to let you know how expensive #Nepal is to visit in 2019. We compare the prices of street food to local restaurants, Airbnb in Nepal to hotels and we investigate the prices of trekking gear and items in the supermarket.
This is our Airbnb host, Raju. The dudes a legend. If you’re going to Kathmandu we definitely recommend staying here. He runs his own tour agency so he can help you with anything you need. Check him out here: https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/626…
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Maoist Movement (2001) – The survivors speak for the first time about what really happened that night when Crown Prince Dipendra massacred his family members and all but destroyed the country’s ruling dynasty.
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Many Nepalese refuse to believe the murders were the act of one man alone. Conspiracy theories are rife, and the palace massacre is feeding a growing Maoist revolution amongst the poor and dispossessed in the villages of Nepal. Whatever the truth behind the killings, one thing is clear: the Nepalese people have lost their faith in the monarchy, with many now placing their trust in the hands of the Maoists.
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24 jun. 2015
15 Nepal Earthquake 2015 Full Documentary.| National Geographic | Discovery Channel Episode.
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Philippines-The Slum – Episode 1: Deliverance
As a birth attendant advocating for family planning, Remy is on the frontline of Tondo’s battle with overcrowding.
Tondo in northern Manila is home to the city’s largest collection of slums. It is also one of the most densely populated areas on the planet.
Paradise Heights, home to former squatters, is in the heart of Tondo. There, self-taught midwife Remy Permites is delivering new life in the slums. Remy does her work with only the most basic equipment: a stethoscope, a pair of gloves and little else. Though she has little formal training, she plays a crucial role in an area where few can afford to pay for medical care.
The slums of Manila are undergoing a population explosion. But Remy has managed to escape the shacks and lives in a small government-built apartment, with 14 members of her family. Her home also doubles as a makeshift clinic.
Along with delivering babies, Remy is responsible for delivering paperwork. She continues her training, takes classes on birth control, helps a young girl bury her stillborn baby, and along with family planning advocate Jane, educates women to have smaller families.
Meanwhile, a few kilometers to the south of Remy’s clinic is Beseco slum with a population of about 45,000. There, fisherman and father of nine, Gener Pagtabunan struggles to feed his family by trying – mostly unsuccessfully – to catch fish in the polluted harbour.
His wife Lorna tries to supplement their income by selling fruit and vegetables from the front of their tiny shack. But it is a struggle for the growing family to make ends meet. Lorna, who wants to ensure her 21-year-old daughter and mother of three does not make the same mistakes she did, takes her to get a contraceptive injection.
About the series: This six-part series follows residents of Manila’s Tondo slum as they live, love, survive and aspire in some of the world’s toughest living conditions.
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Storm Rising: Manila’s slum dwellers under threat
Sandwiched between a polluted harbor and a busy highway is the charcoal- making a community of Ulingan- in Manila, with a population of 40,000.
Husband and wife team Judy and Babes Barines have operated a charcoal pit for the last nine years. They invested all their savings in charcoal-making but have to make some difficult decisions when their investment is wiped out by a tropical storm that hits the south of the country.
A few kilometers east of the Barines’ charcoal pits, corn seller and mother of nine, Bebe, is starting work. But she has not managed to escape the storm either. She has to repair her makeshift home under a bridge and work out how to make a living as her supply of corn dries up.
Meanwhile, Pilipinas Got Talent superstar, Frankendal, is also feeling the effects of the typhoon. He has not heard from his mother and grandmother since the storm, so he heads to the region to look for them. As a former slum dweller, he knows just how precarious life can be.
The six part-series follows residents of Manila’s Tondo slums as they live, love, survive and aspire in some of the world’s toughest living conditions.
30 okt. 2016
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Many international brands choose to manufacture their clothes in countries offering cheap labour. Very often, however, these savings are paid for by the most vulnerable groups in society.
In the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, most garment workers are women. When a seamstress gets pregnant, she can expect to be fired. There is a law that protects workers’ rights, although few are aware of it. It provides for three months paid maternity leave for workers who have been fully employed for a year. Still, unscrupulous employers are able to circumvent this right by only offering seamstresses three-month renewable contracts. These agreements also make it easier for a factory boss to sack a female worker quickly once her pregnancy becomes known. Trade unions here hold little sway as big businesses are dominant.
Once they are laid off, women stand little chance of returning to their factory jobs even after giving birth. This leaves them with no means of supporting themselves. They become reliant on their relatives for help, and are often reduced to living in poverty. This is why seamstresses try to hide their pregnancies from their employers, continuing to do a physically-demanding job and putting their babies’ health at risk.
However, even though they work long hours, they can still make less than $200 a month – not nearly enough to put away for their future babies’ needs. Meanwhile, the international brands that make vast profits from these goods continue to turn a blind eye to the plight of those who actually make them.
6 nov. 2012