Nepali women living in the village of Sangam in Udayapur District, eastern Nepal, are poor and their children go hungry. They have never had a chance to find work.
But thanks to a pilot computer course at their local library, 15 women are now computer literate and 3 already have good jobs. Who knew one could train to be an insurance agent, a mushroom farmer or a tailor via the internet!
TRAS is collaborating with the Nepal Library Foundation in Kathmandu to purchase 11 computers and enlarge this program to train many more women.
Cost of one computer? $500 Cost of independence for one family? Priceless!