Sustainable Livelihood Improvement Project (SLIP)

PROJECT LOCATION Lalitpur District
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 4
OTHER STAFF 3
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR Lutheren World Federation/Nepal
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 96
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 72
START DATE (Month/Year) January 2008
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) December 2009
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES NRs. 3,818,433
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 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 five VDCs of Lalitpur district by organizing focus groups and strengthening their structures (CBOs/Groups). The project also aims to empower focus group for advocacy on their rights to land, food, water and other resources as well as to increase access to and control over means of sustainable livelihoods.

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/CBOs formation/strengthening
  • Training on advocacy for their rights
  • Linkages and coordination