CEFALS project has been implemented in 14 VDCs of Mugu, Kalikot and Bajura districts with financial support of BfdW and Felm Nepal. The overall goal of the project is to enhance the capacity of marginalized communities living in remote VDCs of the project districts by improving livelihood condition and socio-economic empowerment. The project is benefitting a total of 3,716 HHs from 137 CBOs (Mugu-51 , Bajura-46 & Kalikot-40)
SAHAS Nepal has been implementing the current phase of Enhancing Livelihood through Local Efforts
(ELLEP) Project since 2014. The project covers a total of 2,619 households organized into 108 CBOs
(Tanahun-40, Gorkha-36 and Dhading-32) from 11 VDCs and one municipality of three districts for
implementing food security and sustainable livelihood related activities.
SAHAS Nepal has been implementing “Socio Economic Empowerment with Dignity and Sustainability
(SEEDS)” programme in partnership with Stromme Foundation since November, 2014. It focuses on
women, adolescents/youths and children of Dalit and marginalized communities of 7 VDCs -Sakhuwa
Dhamura, Simara Bhanipur, Laxmipur Dostiya, Pratappur Platuwa, Bishrampur, Badahadawa and Gaur
municipality Rautahat and 3 VDCs - Churiyamai, Hadikhola and Padampokhari of Makawanpur. SEEDS
programme is being implemented in a total of 2,500 households (Rautahat- 1,500 HHs and Makwanpuir-
LIFT project has been implemented in Okhaldhunga, Udayapur and Lalitpur districts with the financial support from Bread for the World (BftW), Germany. The second phase of the project started since January, 2014 and benefitted a total of 3,474 HHs organized into 142 CBOs (Okhaldhunga-58, Udayapur-54 & Lalitpur-30). The objectives of the project are to increase collective actions for strengthened gender and social inclusion in the targeted communities for social structure and local development processes; to enhance the food production and livelihood status of target communities for strengthening their food partners in the project areas for community development initiatives; and to establish and strengthen CBO Networks to manage community development initiative in an inclusive manner.
Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) project has been implemented in partnership with the government of Nepal. It aims to mainstream the excluded communities- the poor and disadvantaged into the development process and alleviate their poverty. PAF project is being implemented in 4 VDCs of Okhaldhunga (Illaka 10) since 2010 in the partnership of SAHAS Nepal. TPAF project organizes its activities focusing on four main pillars: i) Social mobilization ii) Income generation iii) Community infrastructure development and iv) Capacity building
Eco-Development Initiatives and Agro-Biodiversity for Livelihood Security (EDILIS) is an integrated project being implemented in 6 VDCs (Pagnath, Bindhyawasini, Chauratha, Toli, Naumule and Bhairikalikathum) of Dailekh district since November, 2014 with the aim of improving livelihood and food security of poor and marginalized communities. The project attempts to adhere to some fundamental activities appropriate and affordable by the poor and marginalized people without harming the environment, while assuring improvement of their quality life. The project benefits a total of 1,353 households organized into 56 CBOs, who are landless, Dalits and marginalized people.
The project is implemented, since January 2014, in a total of 25 VDCs of Okhaldhunga district in partnership with 5 CBNO partners of SAHAS Nepal, which are Kotgadhi Shikhar Samaj (KOSIS) Nepal, Pragatishil Realistic Society (PRS) Nepal, Gramin Mahila Jagaran Samuha (GMJS), Sunkoshi Community Development Forum (SKCDF) and Likhu Demba Community Development Forum (LDCDF). The project focuses to improve nutritional status, enhance agriculture and livestock productivity and strengthen capacity of CBOs from the project VDCs.
The project has been running in Okhaldhunga district with the aim to connect rural areas of Nepal providing access to road and market to the rural communities of the district. The project is being implemented in partnership with District Development Committee, Okhaldhunga.
This programme provides scholarships at school to poor, disabled, orphan and other students to continue their schooling. Each year new students are selected for the programme.
The project has been implemented in in five districts viz. Okhaldhunga, Sindhuli, Siraha, Dhanusha and Mahottari from the eastern region in consortium with Community Development and Advocacy Forum Nepal (CDAFN) as its partner organization. The project has started from June 2015 to January, 2018 and covers 7 VDCs in each district, where there are 7 farmer groups from each VDC. The beneficiaries of the project will be a total of 6125 small holder and disadvantaged families. The main objective of the project is to contribute to improve family nutrition and resilience of smallholders and disadvantaged groups, especially women, by scaling up home garden practices.
The project is implemented in a total of 6 VDCs (Mulpani, Salyantar, Baseri, Fulkhark, Agingchowk and Budathum) of Dhading district from October, 2015. The project aims to improve livelihood of earthquake affected people through several on and off farm income generation activities, value chain and demonstration of collection center.
In order to create earthquake resilient safe housing, SAHAS Nepal is implementing a project entitled “Reconstruction of houses in Dalit community” in Thumi VDC of Gorkha district with the financial assistance from Felm Nepal and Sodi Germany. The project started since May, 2016. The project aims to construct a total of 59 houses in Dalit communities in Thumi VDC, which is located in the remote area. Both Dalit households’ economic status is very poor and their educational status is very low. Most of the household heads are involved in seasonal migration work outside the village and some are working as guide and porters in trekking route.
Considering this, the project also aims to develop “Climate Smart Model Village” to promote climate resilient technologies in this settlement for livelihood improvement. Using the concept of Building Back Better, the project will promote climate smart technologies such as rain water harvesting and grey water management, solar, improved cooking stove (ICS), climate resilient crops, bio-pesticides, farmyard manure and climate information services promotes in the hamlet. In addition, SAHAS Nepal will coordinate with DADO, DLSO and other like-minded stakeholders to access agriculture input such as seeds, vaccination and medicine that are essential for livestock.
Nepal earthquake 2015 has led to the destruction of educational institutions leaving thousands of children and families vulnerable in terms of access to education and safe hygiene. Addressing this, SPF funded project “Rebuilding Education after Earthquake” is being implemented in Okhaldhunga in partnership with Street Child of Nepal (SCON) since June, 2016. This project addresses the risks to children through a multi-faceted approaches including construction of Transitional Learning Center (TLC) and gender appropriate WASH structures in 17 earthquake affected schools along with provision of specialized training to teachers related to resilient education after disasters. These structures are expected to last for five years and in long term serving over 7,000 children. Further, it will ensure to continue education even in monsoon or winter season and hence ultimately reducing the dropout rate of schools.
The overall goal and objectives of the project were construction of transitional school structures and gender appropriate WASH facilities to ensure that 3600 children in Okhaldhunga can return to school as soon as possible, with minimal disruption; and provision of specialized training to teachers and school management committee members to enable them to support the transition of students who have experienced trauma as a result of the earthquake and its aftermath.
SAHAS Nepal has implemented Early Livelihood Recovery Project (ELRP), which was funded by SHO and in partnership with CARE Nepal. The project was implemented in a total of 6 VDCs of Dhading district i.e. Salyantar, Aginchok, Mulpani, Budathum, Baseri and Fulkhark since November, 2015. The project was designed to support the most vulnerable and earthquake affected households of the rural areas to uplift their livelihood through on farm and off farm based activities and strengthens the capacity of community as well.
The objectives of the project are to improve livelihood of farmers through support in on farm and off farm based activities by the end of the project, and to promote new technologies among farmers for increasing the sources of income as well as market linkage in cooperation with VDC level cooperatives.
The beneficiaries of the project are fully damaged households, who are involved in agriculture and belonging to Dalits, ethnic minorities and marginalized households.