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"Most of the family members work together in the field during the farming season and harvesting season. The rest of the time men will go for earning money and women will stay home to look after the older members of the family and children.."
- Dipak

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Nepal

The daily life of a villager in Nepal
by Dipak, Kathmandu, Nepal
August, 1999

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Nepal's 80% of people are farmers. 60% of farmers are under the poverty line. Which means 48% of farmers are very poor. They can not produce enough grains to live. Also they are not educated and they believe children are blessing of goddess. So we have got 2.5% of population growth.

As they have always hand to mouth problems, they will have to work in the field most of the days of the year. Specially there is two kind of jobs divided for men and women. Mostly men would do physically hard work and women would do light work. But women should work for long hours. Most of the family members work together in the field during the farming season and harvesting season. The rest of the time men will go for earning money and women will stay home to look after the older members of the family and children.

Men would take the responsibilities of earning money for their expenses like clothing, school fees, and other expenses needed to be bought for their daily life. It is important that 48% of them can not sell their productions and they will have to make money doing other works. Normally they go to the town to carry the bags from one villages to other. Some of them will go for trekking as a porter, some of them will go to the town to work in building constructions and the like. They make some money and back to home to fulfill the needs of family. We have culture to support to each family members who can earn money. So some one can make more money can not shave him/herself for their own life. Always they are to help to the family.

Women are there to look after the house and children. Mostly they wake up in the morning and go to the water tap for water, They bring the water, clean the house and cookings. They also go to the field to cut the grass. Some time they go to the forest to collect the grass for animals. During the dry season, they take their animals to forest graze.

Men will take heavy works like plaughing, digging field, carry paddy, milet and corn to home. Rest of the time they may go the villages if there are social events.

Special festivals are great for children. They can have new clothes and there will the meat at the kitchen. During the Dashain and Tihar holidays, schools are closed the swing is very popular for children to pay. This is the only entertainments at the villages. There are some festivals too in different villages, but mostly young boys and girls will enjoy there, Some of them may fall in love.

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