Socio-economic Improvement Programme for Ex-kamaiyas and other Vulnerable Communities

PROJECT LOCATION Banke, Bardia & Kanchanpur
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 8
OTHER STAFF 20
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR Europian Union through LWF Nepal
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 192
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 480
START DATE (Month/Year) January 2006
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) December 2007
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES NRs. 34,400,000
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Mr. Gyan Prasad Sharma, Program Coordinator, Mr. Rishi Raj Sharma and Mr. Mahesh Joshi, District Program Manager were responsible for implementation, supervision and monitoring of the project activities.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The program mainly aimed to reduce the conflict potential in Western Terai districts of Mid and Far West parts of the country by integrating the ex-Kamaiyas and other vulnerable communities around their surroundings and by engaging them in sustainable livelihood opportunities. Their socio-economic empowerment will create grounds for self-reliance and independence on one hand and will enable them to tap employment and income generation opportunities around. The program have direct impact on 7245 families, especially focus on ex-Kamaiyas, Dalits and landless families. For the ex-Kamaiyas, the program was able to build on the earlier efforts mady by various ortanizations and strengthen the existing main committees of the camp. Surrounding communities of ex-Kamaiyas was integrated by developing community structures.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Awareness raising
  • Social mobilization
  • Formation/strengthening of self-help groups (SHG) and various income generating groups
  • Capacity building of groups through training and facilitation
  • Linkages with other line agencies/local governance bodies
  • Small community infrastructure development