The real start of our second week! Since we used the first week to get some more grassroots level insights from the field, we are now trying to gather information from a top down level: NGOs and different other associations.
First free day for over a week! Nothing is really planned. We have occasional hangouts, casually discussing our experiences and making some plans for the next week. But basically, we just enjoy the comfort of good coffee on demand, access to water and toilet facilities and co: Back to our everyday life in the cities. With a slight twist of course, since we are still in Nepal.
The driver picks us up at 10AM and we have to say goodbye to our new family. It feels weird that we are most likely not seeing the people of Dhungentar in the future again, especially since we spent the last days with them. Eating the same food, drinking the same water, living in the same houses, being a community.
Is it seriously already Friday? It feels like we just arrived here but today is the last day before we must head back to the city …
The morning starts with some preparations for saying good-bye. Even though we don’t have too much special to give, we prepare an oversize thank you card and our obligatory Finnish candies for the ICIMOD guys before they arrive for the day.
Today is a special day: After months of preparation, a long way and the first contact to the society of Dhungentar village, we finally start with conducting interviews. And lucky as we seem to be, we start with the perfect opportunity: The ‘mother’s committee meeting’!