Group of Helping Hands (SAHAS) Nepal implemented the project entitle "Breaking the Bonds" in Dhanusa, Mahottari and Siraha districts in partnership with STREET CHILD of NEPAL from 2019-2021. The project aims to support 3,650 Musahargirls aged 15 to 18 to achieve functional literacy and numeracy through an intensive education intervention, and make rapid, supported and sustainable transitions into employment through livelihoods and life skills support. This enabled over 40, 000 Musahars to overcome poverty, break free from generations of debt bondage, and sustain change through investment in education.
Group of Helping Hands (SAHAS) Nepal implemented the Project Enhancing Livelihood through Local Effort Project (ELLEP) in four districts- Mugu, Dhading, Gorkha and Tanahun since 2009 AD. At present, third phase (2018-2021) is implementing in new areas of three districts i.e. Thakre Rural Municipality of Dhading, Ajirkot Rural Municipality of Gorkha, Rishing Rural Municipality of Tanahun and old area of one district i.e.Khatyad Rural Municipality of Mugu. The Project covered a total of 4,581 Households (HHs) of four districts organised into 186 groups (Dhading-45, Tanahun-45,Gorkha-45 and Mugu-51) to enhance the livelihood and food security of the focus HHs.
Sustainably Uplifting PVSE's Prosperity through Enterprise Realization (SuPPER) project was implemented in Ganga Januma Rural Municipality (Ward No. 5, 6 and 7) and in Tripura Sundari Rural Municipality (Ward No. 1,2,3 and 6) of Dhading District funded by CARE Nepal since April 2017. The project aimed to improve physical service through disaster resilient agriculture infrastructure of earthquake affected poor and vulnerable, women and adolescent girls and also to develop the resilient livelihood of landless or smallholders.
The project was implemented, since January 2014, in a total of 25 VDCs of Okhaldhunga district in partnership with 5 CBNO partners of SAHAS Nepal, which were 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 focused to improve nutritional status, enhance agriculture and livestock productivity and strengthen capacity of CBOs from the project VDCs.
SAHAS Nepal implemented PERI Project in 6 VDCs i.e. Ragani, Rawadolu, Khijifalate, Khijichandeswari, Khijikati and Bhusina of Okhaldhunga by the financial assistance of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). The main objectives of the project were recovery and improvement of livelihood, capacity building on improved vegetable production and goat raising techniques, rebuilding of damaged irrigation canal and support for construction/renovation drinking water systems and toilet construction.
Emergency Education Response of Nepal (EERN) project started from April 2018 with the financial assistance from Street Child Nepal and UNICEF. The main aim of project was to provide different Early Childhood Development, School and Recreational Kits which helped to enhance the learning horizon of the children studying, WASH and DRR training to Resource Persons, Local Authorities of districts in Okhaldhunga, Ramechhap, Sindhuli and Makwanpur districts.
In order to create earthquake resilient safer housing, SAHAS Nepal implemented 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 aimed to construct a total of 49 houses in Dalit communities in Thumi VDC, which is located in the remote area. In addition, Climate Smart Technologies like Improved Cooking Stove, Pot Cleaning Slab, Toilet etc. were constructed followed by the formation of SAMVAD youth group.
CEFALS project was implemented in 14 VDCs of Mugu, Kalikot and Bajura districts with financial support of BfdW and Felm Nepal. The overall goal of the project was 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 benefitted a total of 3,716 HHs from 137 CBOs (Mugu-51 , Bajura-46 & Kalikot-40)
SAHAS Nepal 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.
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” was 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.
The project was implemented in a total of six VDCs (Mulpani, Salyantar, Baseri, Fulkhark, Agingchowk and Budathum) of Dhading district from October, 2015. This program was designed to provide technical assistance to the affected people to improve the quality of rural housing and orient people on concept of Build Back Safer.
The project was implemented in in five districts i.e. Okhaldhunga, Sindhuli, Siraha, Dhanusha and Mahottari from the eastern region in consortium with Community Development and Advocacy Forum Nepal (CDAFN) as its partner organisation. The project started from June 2015 to July, 2018 and covers seven VDCs in each district, where there are seven farmer groups from each VDC. The beneficiaries of the project weree total of 6125 small holder and disadvantaged families. The main objective of the project was to contribute to improve family nutrition and resilience of smallholders and disadvantaged groups, especially women, by scaling up home garden practices.
Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) project had been implemented in partnership with the government of Nepal. It aimed to mainstream the excluded communities- the poor and disadvantaged into the development process and alleviate their poverty. PAF project was implemented in 4 VDCs of Okhaldhunga (Illaka 10) since 2010 in the partnership of SAHAS Nepal. PAF project organized 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) was an integrated which was 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 benefitted a total of 1,353 households organized into 56 CBOs, who are landless, Dalits and marginalized people.
The project had been implemented since June, 2016 in Thulogaun VDC of Rasuwa district, severely affected district due to Nepal earthquake, 2015. The project aims to enhance livelihood for building better life among earthquake survivors in Thulogaun through more household income and better resilience to disasters.
Sustainable Agriculture for Livelihood Security (SALS/Mahila1) was a livelihood and gender empowerment project which had been implemented in three VDCs i.e. Thulogaun, Dandagaun and Ramche of Rasuwa district from August 2013 with the financial assistance from Norlha, Switzerland. The project beneficiaries were a total of 343 households working under 17 farmersâ€™ groups. The main goal of the project was to enhance sustainable livelihood and farm incomes of the poor and marginalized farmers, including women.
The project aims to enhance the farmerâ€™s capacity to produce and market quality maize seed through community based approach and increased production of maize by adoption of high yielding improve maize varieties in district
livelihood improvement and income generation through economic and social activities.
in Okhaldunga, Solu Khumbu and Udayapur
Empower rural communities to advocate for social justice at local, regional and national level.
Develop understanding and practice of nutritious feed of animals and preparing of locally available animal feed.
Create awareness about new maize varieties and technology in fertility management.
In Dailekh district, SAHAS Nepal has started the implementation of Biodiversity and Resource Management for Sustainable Food Security in Nepalese Mountainous Communities funded by SODI (Solidarity Service International e.V.), and Nepalteam Germany since January, 2019. The project will continue the implementation till the end of December, 2021. The project intends to improve community-based ecology for food and livelihood security of rural and marginalised communities of Dailekh district. The project will intervene in three different areas viz. strengthening food security situation, enhancing capacities of local communities on climate and disaster related risks, and increasing the capacities of civil society and local government. The project will benefit a total of 1,200 families from marginalised communities of Mahabu RM (Ward 1, 2 and 3) and Bhairabi RM (Ward 1, 2, 6 and 7). Following the end of the project, it is expected that the food security situation of the target groups will be enhanced, climate resilient agriculture technologies will be adopted and a member based network organisation will be formed networking the CBOs and MCs from the project areas.
Enable poor communities to develop new livelihood options and reduce operating costs on external disel import.
Drinking Water programme
Drinking Water Programme in Okhaldunga District
Improve the living standard of women, Dalits and conflict-affected communities by enhancing the capacity and working efficiency of affiliated organizations
To improve the public infrastructure and accessibility in rural areas
SAHAS Nepal in partnership with LWF Nepal is implementing a project namely, Improved food security and livelihood of the people affected by landslide in Gorkha district of Nepalâ€. The project is designed to respond to and recover the livelihoods of the people affected by the current landslide and also to contribute to rehabilitating the livelihoods of the people in the communities of Gupsipakha of Dharche rural municipality, Gorkha. This project includes rehabilitation of the road disrupted by the landslides for smooth access to market and other services. Similarly, the project also contributes to bouncing back the livelihoods activities of the communities disrupted by the earthquake in general and landslides in specific which could be high-value crops, home-based skilled jobs such as handicrafts, small hotel business, homestay, etc. which have a quick impact on relieving the livelihoods of the people affected
To support the agriculture and livestock sectors in order to raise the living standard of poor farmers
To implement community support programs
To promote sustainable soil management practices, which are taken up by male and female farmers. The focus is on sustaining and improving soil fertility.
To form a community-based groupsâ€™ network in order to continue development activities and to get activities capable of addressing communityâ€™s basic needs done through this network by coordinating with local
Make the poor and women able to fulfill their basic needs by affiliating them to groups, building their capacity, and mobilising both local and external resources through sensitisation, empowerment, and skill oriented training and programmes