Enabling Resilience through Rehabilitation of Livelihood of Earthquake Affected Communities in Nuwakot District (SP)

Narrative Description of the Project

The project “Enabling Resilience through Rehabilitation of Livelihood of Earthquake Affected Communities of Nuwakot” reaches out to the most vulnerable communities and settlements of Nuwakot District. The program focuses on income generation through high value crop production. To ensure the achievement of results of its goal, the project implements the renovation of damaged surface irrigation; construction of multiuse water systems and promotion of micro- irrigation technologies.

Objective of the Project

To increase the livelihood opportunities of 5,000 people (1,000 HHs) in 5 heavily earthquake affected VDCs of Nuwakot district.

Key activities

  • Rehabilitation & renovation of irrigation canals.
  • Installation of multiple use of water systems, plastic tunnels, micro irrigation technologies
  • Training of producers on production, market accessibility and value addition
  • Formation and strengthening of self-help groups.
  • Campaign on soil testing.
  • Development of crop calendar.
  • Capacity development on saving and credit, entrepreneurship and formation and operation of cooperatives.
  • Training on Start and Improve Your Business.
  • Capacity building training to group on Nursery management, Plant protection/IPM and Post-harvest.
  • Marketing Planning Committee (MPC) Development

Accomplished activities

Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB)

The project has targeted 1 Start and Improve Your Business. The project has completed 1st Phase of SIYB training. There were a total of 27 participants in the training, comprising of beneficiaries from each of the project VDCs. The objective of the SIYB training is to create jobs by enabling potential and existing small entrepreneurs to start viable businesses increase their profitability and improves their existing enterprises and the working conditions of employees to enhance productivity.

The segregated data of the training is enlisted below:

S.N Dalit Janajati Madhesi Rest Caste Total
Male 0 13 0 0 13
Female 0 14 0 0 14
Total 0 27 0 0 27

Self Help Group (SHG) formation

The aim of the project is to form 50 self-help groups. So far 45 SHGs have been formed. The objective of formation of SHGs is to foster unity among the beneficiaries. The SHGs help to select the project’s core households. This assists in the effective and efficient implementation of project interventions and also to develop linkages between farmers and service providers. The final beneficiaries comprise of the earthquake affected, those who are categorized as belonging to disadvantaged and marginalized groups, and the most economically vulnerable. The SHGs comprise of 15-20 HHs each.

Project Duration  :
January to December 2017

Funding Agency    :
Samaritan’s Purse (SP)

Funding Amount  :
NPR. 15,995,494 (USD 152,338)

Beneficiary HH     :
1,000

Project Area           :
Fikuri, Salme, Bhalche, Gaukharka and Ghyangfedi VDCs of Nuwakot District