Marginalized rural families overcome poverty by organizing into groups to undertake savings and credit, intensive gardening, tree-growing, animal health and income generation activities.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Ramechhap is one of most deprived and inaccessible districts in the Himalayan region of eastern Nepal. Poverty, food insecurity, declining soil fertility, scarcity of fuel wood animal fodder, indebtedness, lack of health care and drinking water, and illiteracy are key problems. Within remote mountain villages, this program targets socially marginalized groups within the caste system, and also women. These people lack skills, knowledge and organization to become more self-reliant.
How will this project solve this problem?
Form savings & credit groups, pool resources to construct drinking water systems, set up literacy centers, promote fast growing trees and grasses to provide fuel wood & animal fodder, improve vegetable production & improve soil fertility with compost
Potential Long Term Impact
Project goals are to promote self-reliant groups, reduce dependence of exploitative money lenders, improve food security, and increase revenue from crop and animal production.
Total Funding Received to Date: $400
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $400 as of Feb 26, 2004. The original project funding goal was $30,000.