My name is Doma Paudel, and I was born on Tuesday, 30th October 1984. Based on Nepali Calendar system, my birth date is Mangalbaar, Kartik 14, 2041.
I’m the oldest of 4 children in the Paudel family. After me, Yubaraj (Raj) was born in 1987, and together we started the office with the vision to make it the leading company in Chitwan. Renuka and Keshab are my younger sisters and brothers, & I must confess that Renuka is excellent at cooking whereas Keshab is the smartest among the family, and used to obtain good grades in the exam.
My higher study was limited in “Shree Saheed Smiriti Multiple Campus”. Unexpectedly, in 2002, I and my family experienced the saddest and the hardest moment. My mother was killed by a Rhino attack, while she was collecting firewood in the jungle. Running the livelihood is prominent for everybody, so for our family and compelled to depend on the forest resources as we were under poverty at that time. The most difficult moment in my life began, as I was to look after my sisters and brothers, and father was earning only few amount from the cattle farmings.
After that it was my job to take care of the family. When father was working on the field I must take care of the food, cleaning and washing. We ran a small restaurant to make our living a bit easier. But, the fortune decides to take somewhere else. Even from the restaurant, we can’t earn enough profit to run family expenses, and the flooding occurred several times that even swept away our small thatch house. Tent offered by the government was only the option for us to protect our self from rainy season.
After the things began quite controllable, we sold out the restaurant and started guiding-my original dream appears to be true. Even rhino was responsible for my mother’s death, I decided to take my carrier in the field of conservation and animal welfare. I studied deeply about the nature, different flora and fauna and that hard work accomplished my mission to be nature guide. Unbelievably, I got to know a bit later that I was the FIRST LADIES NATURE GUIDE OF NEPAL.
Respecting to my dedication and contribution in the field of conservation and animal welfares, I was awarded with National Annapurna Award, went at the Global Greens Congress at Dakar Senegal in 2012 being the representative of Nepal, and received several national and local awards.
I am social type of woman, love to involve in every types of social programs. I am the member of Community GIS, Anti-Poaching, Bird Education Society, Nature guide association and several other communities. Now, I have been holding the position of president in Anti-Poaching, and during my period we have even celebrated 0 poaching. Now, as the proprietor of Nepal Dynamic Eco Tours and a responsible nature guide, I would like to welcome all of you to visit Chitwan National Park.