To assist 11,500 marginalized, rural women organize self-help groups, increase their social and economic status, reduce gender restrictions, escape money lenders, improve their health and education
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In the Terai plain of southern Nepal, the culture is notorious for dowry, purdah and caste systems that cause low status for poor women, and problems such as wife beating. Over 75% of women are illiterate. Most girls marry at age 17. Women lack access to family planning and reproductive health services. Many births are spaced too close together. Over 30% of pregnancies are unwanted. Most women lack income to pay for health services, and get into debt.
How will this project solve this problem?
Provide training and capital for women's savings and credit groups; increase % of women obtaining pre-natal health care and assistance at birth; provide couples with access to family planning and reproductive health services
Potential Long Term Impact
Marginalized communities can meet basic needs and sustain an equitable and inclusive development process
Total Funding Received to Date: $2,440
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 $2,440 as of Jun 9, 2004. The original project funding goal was $55,000.