Women Empowerment Program through Economic Promotion (WEPEP)

PROJECT LOCATION Rauthat District
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 3
OTHER STAFF 12
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR The Embassy of Denmark
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 108
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 432
START DATE (Month/Year) July 2007
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) September 2010
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES NRs. 18,816,350
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Mr.Shyam Krishna Ghimire is the Project Coordinator responsible for the overall implementation, supervision and monitoring of the project activities.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The project activities are directed towards the women empowerment through economic promotion which is locally responsive, effective and sustainable. For the economic empowerment of women, focus is be on micro enterprise development to generate benefits relatively in shorter period of time. The program activities will be based on the needs of the community, building on existing livelihood options and strengths with effective service delivery in order to upscale beyond the subsistence level while taking into account low risk bearing ability, low investment capability and higher risk of decapitalisation in respect of resource-poor households.

The project aims to mobilize women motivators/social mobilizers in the program as it is an effective tool to achieve social inclusion: Working through woman motivators creates better environment for the participation of poor, Dalit, women, and other vulnerables in the program.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Awareness raising on benefits of vegetable production
  • Training on vegetable production
  • Training on poultry birds raising
  • Training on Hat Bazar (Local market)
  • Marketing facilitation