Livelihood Empowerment Programme for Marginal and Disadvantaged Families through Income Generating activities in Lalitpur District

PROJECT LOCATION Lalitpur District
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 3
OTHER STAFF 4
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR Lutheren World Federation/Nepal
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 159
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 212
START DATE (Month/Year) August 2003
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) December 2007
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES NRs. 5,639,675
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Ms. Sumita Pradhan, Program Coordinator was responsible for the overall implementation, supervision and monitoring of the project activities.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The main objective of the program was to empower livelihoods of the marginal and disadvantaged women’s groups (Dalit, Non-Dalit and Mixed including widows) by increasing their income from vegetable cultivation and small livestock raising. The Program was implemented in eight VDCs of Lalitpur district with groups already formed by by Society for Empowerment – Nepal (STEP – Nepal) and Feminist Dalit Organization (FEDO), two partner NGOs of LWF Nepal. CEAPRED has provided training and technical support to the existing groups to promote Income Generation Activities (kitchen gardening, semi-commercial vegetable farming and small livestock raising) for increasing income for sustainable livelihood.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

  • General agricultural extension services
  • Livestock extension services
  • Mass sensatization on the nutritional aspects of vegetable crops
  • Identification of suitable vegetables crops for plantation
  • Group formation for vegetable production, livestock raising
  • Training on vegetable production and marketing
  • Linkages and coordination