She still has a loan to pay off on the house she lost in the earthquake, and she doesn't have money to build a new one. But Bimala Parajuli keeps on helping mothers and their babies.
In Nepal, a centuries old tradition of choosing a young girl as a goddess continues to this day. Nepali Hindus and Buddhists worship this girl, known as a Kumari. They believe she's a reincarnation of the Hindu goddess, Durga. There are a few different goddesses in the Kathmandu valley. The World's Sonia Narang spent time with one of them during a trip to Nepal.
In Nepal, as many as a quarter of newborn deaths could be prevented with the use of an inexpensive antiseptic ointment, routinely used after childbirth in the US. The challenge is getting it to the women who need it in time.
Januka Rasaeli lives in a rural village in Nepal, where women do strenuous chores all day long. Heavily pregnant, she worries her work will put her baby at risk.
For farm women in this South Asian nation, pregnancy brings no respite from hard physical labor. What is being done to give them a much-needed rest?
The World's multimedia producer Sonia Narang is wrapping up a three-week trip to Nepal where she's been reporting on the difficult lives of women who still abide by centuries-old traditions.