Solududhkunda Municipality 1 (formerly Taksindu VDC 6), Solukhumbu, Nepal
Development and history of a Sherpa village
by Nepal Research and Shree Hewa Socio-Cultural Community (HSCC) (Shree Hewa Samajik-Sanskritik Sanstha)
This website offers an introduction into the small village of Hewa, formerly Yawa, that was part of Taksindu VDC, Solukhumbu district in Eastern Nepal. As part of the local level restructuring in 2017, the village became part of Dudhkunda Municipality. The administrative centre of Taksindu is at Manidingma or Nunthala as it has been called by the Nepali administration.
The website tries to provide some understanding for this area as well as to explain the history and culture of its inhabitants, who are predominantly Sherpas. We want to show you the rapid development of the village in recent years but also the remaining problems with which Hewa is confronted as a consequence of this modernisation.
HSCC plays a leading role in this development process, though there are some other organisations and initiatives. Finally, we should not forget the great support that the village has got and is still getting from a number of friends and foreign NGOs.
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