Samunnat Beads from Nepal
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Samunnat Nepal grew from the desire of a group of Nepalese friends to help the many women they met whose lives have been damaged by domestic violence, physical and psychological abuse. The friends realized that they could help more by forming a group than they could by assisting individually. Thus Samunnat was formed. The group was registered as a non-government organization (NGO) in 2007. These people live in the troubled Jhapa district of Eastern Nepal, 15 hours by bus east of Kathmandu. Samunnat offers skills training, counseling, legal assistance and other tools for change. A womans involvement with Samunnat averages 12-15 weeks although it can continue for many months. Some women are involved with complicated legal situations and support is provided until there has been a satisfactory conclusion. Others leave because they have been able to establish a safe home for themselves and their children or because family conflict has been resolved or negotiations made. Most women retain a link with the organization and some have come back to support others when their time of need has passed. Many want to contribute in some way to the organization that helped them to get on their feet. The purchase of Samunnat polymer clay beads is helping provide the women of Samunnat with the necessary resources to improve their lives and the lives of their families and communities.
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