Ms. Sarita Lama finished her 6-month WFI Fellowhip Program in 2015. During her program at WFI she focused on expanding her knowledge on sustainable forest practices to bring lessons back home for Chure hills management in Nepal. She came to WFI with over ten years working experience in the field of forestry in the various mid-hill districts of Nepal through various national and international non-governmental organizations. Her involvement was mostly in implementing and managing community forestry program mainly focused on benefiting the poor, women and marginalized households. Sarita aims to provide service for social empowerment and to build ecosystem resilience of the disastrous and precarious condition of southern and outer hills of Nepal, known as ‘Chure’.