Livelihood Support for Earthquake Affected Population

Narrative description of the Project

Due to heavy loss of infrastructure and other properties, because of the earthquake of April 2015, most of the people in the community were left in miserable situations.  The situation was exacerbated owing to unavailability of sufficient & quality food and loss of livelihood opportunities. This project is aimed at supporting the restoration of livelihoods, devastated by the earthquake, in a sustainable manner, including for people with disabilities.

SAPPROS has been implementing disability inclusive livelihood programme in 10 earthquake affected VDCs; 5 VDCs each in Sindhupalchowk and Nuwakot districts. Most of the pre-existing livelihood activities were poorly structured and do not address holistic and fundamental social strata including the women, adolescents, disadvantaged people and of course, people with disabilities. The project activities such as enhancing local capacity/skills and creation and linkages with markets for end products help local people to generate employment.

Objective of the Project

The overall objective of the project is to create an enabling environment for people with disabilities and their neighboring communities (especially earthquake affected farmers) to make them self-reliant. This will be achieved through provision of various sustainable rural livelihood based vocational skills as well as institutional development training activities, which will enable them to venture into the economic mainstream.

Specific Objectives

  • To enable access to irrigation facilities of 2175 households (families) in 30% of land holdings (Base target: 67 Hectare)
  • To enhance income level by 35% of 5295 direct beneficiary population including 795 people with disabilities
  • To sustain enterprise and business of 390 households using immediate and sustainable IGAs of 300 Self Help Group members

Key activities

  • Rehabilitation & renovation of irrigation canals
  • Installation of multiple use of water systems, plastic tunnels, micro irrigation technologies
  • (Re) construction of fruits and vegetable stores
  • Provision of training to producers on production, market accessibility and value addition
  • Improvement in livestock shed construction
  • Formation and Strengthening of self-help groups
  • Provision and facilitation of capacity development on saving and credit, Entrepreneurship and Cooperative
  • Provision and facilitation of training on Start and Improve Your Business
  • Arrangement and implementation of exposure visits for Lead Farmers
  • Provision and facilitation of capacity building on nursery management
  • Provision and facilitation of training on post-harvest technology
  • Development of Marketing Planning Committee (MPC)
  • Conduction of Baseline and End line Survey

Progress update as of July, 2017 of Nuwakot district

Activity Target Progress Remarks
01.01: Rehabilitation & renovation of irrigation canals -12 Nos. 4 4 2 completed 2 ongoing
01.02: Installation of multiple use of water systems, plastic tunnels, water pumps, micro irrigation technologies 4 4 2 completed 2 ongoing
02.01: Develop linkages/ network with district line agencies -3 Event 1 1
02.02: Technical training to producers on production, market accessibility and value addition 1 1
06.05: Baseline Survey 1 1
3.1: Formation and Strengthening of self-help groups 25 21 ongoing
3.3: Training on Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) 1 event 1 event 19 Nos
4.3: Training on post-harvest Tech. 5 event 5 121 Nos.
5.2: Promotional activity for the Development of Collection Centre 1 event 0 Plan in June
5.3: Marketing Planning Committee 1 event 0 Plan in June
Event 5.4: Promotional Materials ( Crop Calendar) 1 event 0 ongoing
06.05: Baseline Survey 1 1

Over all Achievement of Sindhupalchowk district

Activity No. Activity Target Achievement Total Beneficiary
1.1 Rehabilitation of irrigation canals 6 5 (19 ha command area) 161 HH (20 People with disability)
1.2 Installation of multiple use of water systems, plastic tunnels, water pumps, micro irrigation technologies (MIT) 7 1 3 HH
 

1.3

Re)construction of fruits and vegetable stores 1 ongoing Producer  and consumer of  5 project VDCs including Kuchok and Ichok) VDCs
2.1 Develop linkages / networks with district line agencies 2 ongoing
2.2 Technical training to producers on production, market accessibility and value addition 6 1 13 beneficiary participate representing 13 HH including 9 PwDs
2.4 Improved livestock shed construction 45 9 9 HH
3.1 Formation and strengthening of Self Help Groups 25 25 Total: 324

Male: 120

Female: 204

3.2 Capacity development on saving and credit, Entrepreneurship and Cooperative 18 3 31 participants including 12 PWDs
3.3 Training on Start and Improve Your  Business (SIYB) 1 1 22 participants including 10 People with disability
4.2 Capacity building on nursery management 1 1 11 HH Direct beneficiary

Indirect: people from Badegaun VDC

4.3 Training on post-harvest technology 5 3 31 members including 10 People with disability
4.4 Operation and maintenance support (seed money, technical knowhow) to community members 4 1 1 HH
5.2 Promotional activity for the Development of Collection Centers 1 1
5.3 Marketing Planning Committee (MPC) Development 1 1
5.4 Promotional Materials (District wise Crop Calendar) 1 1

Project                     :   Livelihood Support for Earthquake Affected Population

Project Duration  :
Jan 2016 to December 2018

Funding Agency    : CBM

Funding Amount  :
NPR. 33,543,000 (USD 310,425)

Beneficiary HH     :
1,450

Project Area           :
Nawalpur, Bandegaun, Sipapokhare, Bhotsipa and Bhimtar VDCs of Sindhupalchok District & Salme, Valche, Fikuri, Ghyangphedi, Gaunkharka VDCs of Nuwakot District