For the past 8 years, Devi Chapagain has been working in Chhahari at Kathmandu. At an age of 16, she married a man in the Nepal Police. She was very happy to be married to a police officer until she realized that he was already married and his first wife and children lived in a different village.
That was 3 years after her marriage. She has had mental break down many times and has been institutionalized for treatment of her depression. But she believes working at Chhahari and receiving counseling from WHR has help her tremendously.
She has been suffering from chronic ear ailment. Through Opportunity Fund that also provides emergency fund to single women she was provided NRs. 5000 for her surgery.
She is constantly working on moving forward with her life and not let her past affect her future. She said “I thank Opportunity Fund for its kindness and for being there to support the needy single women like me.”