Bldg Communities for Holistic Development - Nepal

 
$10,022
$906,961
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Nov 10, 2014

Nepal Project - Final Report - November 10, 2014

All subprojects in this Nepal umbrella project are now in reporting period...last subproject began on July 1, 2010 and its end date is Dec 31, 2014.  All project activities are complete.  Objectives have been met...below are latest progress reports.

Objective #1: 100% of the project families will have significantly increased their income levels by the end of the project period.

Progress: Some of the project families have started poultry farming, grocery shop and other micro enterprise using their Self-Help Group (SHG) fund for more incomes. SHGs are focusing on child education and health care facilities due to increased income. Increased income from multiple sources has been effective in improving the overall status of the project families; some have them have added assets. SHGs are continuously doing different activities to increase their group fund which is further used by themselves on loan basis to make the extra income. Implementation of IAM learning to the animal has supported to improve the animal quality as well as production. Livestock raising and vegetable farming has been major sources of income and adopted by the entire project families.

Objective #2: 100% of the participating families will have improved their nutrition, hygiene and sanitation by the end of the project period.

Progress: Due to the effective service provided by Community Animal Health Workers (CAHW), animal mortality has been decreased with improved quality and production. Fresh vegetable, milk and milk products and eggs are being a regular part of the project family's meal Common diseases have been minimized significantly due to the focus on sanitation and personal hygiene. SHGs have started taking health care facility from nearby sub health posts. Personal hygiene and balanced diet has been highly focused by the entire families. Animals are treated in an improved way; regular shed cleaning and feeding of improved fodder/forage has improved animal quality.

Objective #3: The physical environment in the community will be improved through environmental protection and preservation and adoption of environmentally friendly practices by the participating families by the end of the project period.

Progress: More numbers of project families have started using environment friendly technologies like ICS, toilets and bio gas. They are actively involving in preservation of community forest. SHGs are aware with the environmental issues and are doing various activities to maintain their environment. Regular cleaning and garbage collection activities have improved the sanitation system of the areas. Project families are giving continuity on plantation of fodder/forage on public land, unused lands and other barren lands. Some of the project families have started adopting organic farming and vermin-compost.

Objective #4: 100% of the women groups and youth groups are empowered and contribute towards family and social harmony by the end of the project period.

Progress: Participation of the women in public forums has increased and they are raising their voices actively which is heard properly by the concerned people. Various social malpractices like early marriage, polygamy, domestic violence, gender and caste related discrimination is significantly decreasing. SHGs are continuously coordinating with line agencies and receiving various supports to conduct the community building activities. Due to the increased awareness, there has been developed common understanding among the entire family members, hence there is found proper work sharing between them. SHGs are conducting campaigns to enroll their children in school, further they are closely supervising and monitoring the local schools to ensure the better educational environment. Conventional social practices such as child marriage and dowry practice are gradually declining with increased awareness on these issues.

Sep 25, 2014

Nepal Project Report - Sep 2014

Project Plan Update

Project Objective #1: 100% of the project families will have significantly increased their income levels by the end of the project period.

Progress:

Self-Help Groups (SHGs) are continuously doing different activities to increase their group fund which is further used by themselves on loan basis to make the extra income. Implementation of Improved Animal Management (IAM) learning has supported improvement in animal quality as well as production. Livestock raising and vegetable farming have been major sources of income and adopted by all project families. Some of the project families have started poultry farming, grocery selling and other micro enterprise using their SHG fund for more incomes. SHGs are focusing on child education and health care facilities due to increased income. Increased income from multiple sources has been effective in improving the overall status of the project families; some have them have added assets.

Project Objective #2: 100% of the participating families will have improved their nutrition, hygiene and sanitation by the end of the project period.

Progress:

Personal hygiene and balanced diet has been highly focused by all families. Animals are treated in an improved way; regular shed cleaning and feeding of improved fodder/forage has improved animal quality. Due to the effective service provided by Community Animal Health Workers (CAHWs), animal mortality has been decreased with improved quality and production. Fresh vegetable, milk and milk products and eggs are becoming a regular part of the project families' meals. Common diseases have been minimized significantly due to the focus on sanitation and personal hygiene. SHGs have started taking health care facility from nearby sub health posts.

Jul 10, 2014

Nepal Project Update - July 2014

During this reporting period, the project families have made significant income from buffaloes keeping, selling milk and milk products; and tailoring. Increased group leadership has come up with increased and effective coordination and collaboration with different stakeholders regarding to the developmental activities. Increased awareness about the sanitation, health and hygiene has supported to undertake sanitation campaigns, keep the surroundings neat and clean. After receiving different slots of the trainings, communities members have maintained social harmony being united and supporting each other. Similarly, project families have cultivated vegetables by using organic manures and have been consuming fresh vegetables daily. It has supported them to be healthy. Besides, they have applied improved animal management technology. Discrimination based on caste, race, gender and religion has remarkably reduced. Communities members appreciate each others feelings, thoughts and ideas and share for betterment of themselves. Seeing the change in project families and the whole communities, 23 other families (outsiders) have recently improved their cattle sheds.

Apr 22, 2014

Nepal Project Report - April 2014

During this reporting period in one subproject 139 project families comprising from both original and pass on groups have earned a total sum of NPR 1,323,586 from goat-keeping which shows that on an average each project family has made a an income of NPR 9,522 in six months; while another 34 project families have earned NPR 16,381 each by selling milk and milk products.
Project families are continuing kitchen gardening and have increased the consumption of fresh vegetables. 208 project families have adopted kitchen gardening and are cultivating vegetables through improved cultivation techniques, and were also able to sell some amount of vegetable at the nearby markets. On an average, each family earned about NPR 9,422 from veg. sell.
As of this reporting period, 7 project families have installed improved cooking stoves; while 4 improved toilets have been constructed which has ultimately supported for the good health and hygiene of the project families.
188 project families have planted 22,000 saplings of fodder and forage by utilizing barren and sloppy lands and the territories of their farm lands.

Jan 23, 2014

Nepal Project Update - Jan 2014

Project families have earned from NPR 40,000 to 100,000 each as the semi-annual income during this reporting period. Some of the SHG members of earned up to NPR 50,000 from tomatoes cultivation by applying organic vegetable farming techniques. Further, 60 improved toilets have been constructed and are being used properly.After receiving different slots of the trainings, communities members have maintained social harmony being united and supporting each other. Similarly, project families have cultivated vegetables by using organic manures and have been consuming fresh vegetables daily. It has supported them to be healthy. Besides, they have applied improved animal management technology. Discrimination based on caste, race, gender and religion has remarkably reduced. Community members appreciate each other’s feelings, thoughts and ideas and share for betterment of themselves.Increased group leadership has come up with increased and effective coordination and collaboration with different stakeholders for different developmental activities. Increased awareness about the sanitation, health and hygiene has supported to undertake sanitation campaigns, keep the surroundings neat and clean. 11 SHGs out of 12 have constructed their own community buildings and have also constructed 3 drinking water tanks and taps.

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Marc Bunn

Little Rock, Arkansas United States

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