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These are the experiences of our volunteers in Nepal.

May 27: Visit to a Mothers Group with Traditional Tharu food

Posted in Nepal on May 31, 2013

Today we visited a mothers group in a village close to the school we worked on. After a bumpy jeep ride,we were welcomed under a people tree by the mothers. Kelly lit a candle with the president of the group to recognize Monday as the day of the god Shiva. We were then welcomed with purple tika, flower garlands, and loose flowers strewn through our hair and over our shoulders.

We observed their meeting activities and were taken for a tour of neighbouring houses with ongoing projects. We were then welcomed for lunch at one of the women's houses. The food was delicious traditional Tharu food, including tubes of a bread made with rice flour, sesame potatoes, and fried lentil cakes. It was a symphony of traditional flavours and textures ranging from spongy breads to crispy cakes.

After a discussion on their activities and our expression of gratitude at their welcome, we piled back into the jeep to head back to the hotel for some much needed rest and our last dinner in Dang.

Kelly Gerlings
DWC Student Team Leader
Nepal, May 2013

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