ADRA Nepal has recently completed implementation of the two projects- Good Governance and Livelihood (GOAL) and Building Resilience to Disaster Effected Communities (BURDAN) reaching out a total of 17,213 populations who were directly benefited by the projects.
Funded by Australian Aid and ADRA Australia and implemented in partnership with RUPANTARAN, FIRDO Nepal, RUDAS Nepal, and RIMS Nepal, GOAL project was implemented in Dhading, Pyuthan and Rolpa district from 2014 to 2019. The project supported to increase income of vulnerable user groups through micro-enterprise and entrepreneurship development initiatives, to strengthen the capacity and competency of civil societies through leadership and management skills and to enhance resiliency through environmental planning and management systems through different activities. A total of 11,583 people have been benefited by running their own business, accessing challenge project funds and investing in climate change adaptation interventions.
Similarly, funded by ADRA Network, BURDAN Project was implemented in partnership with Nangshal Association, National Disaster Risk Reduction Center and Rural Mutual Development from 2016 to 2018 in Dhading and Kavrepalanchok districts. A total of 5700 people have been directly benefited by the project through awareness- raising activities, capacity building training, emergency tool kit, local disaster and climate resilient plan formation, vulnerability and capacity assessment among other.
Meanwhile, a learning sharing event of both projects was organized in Kathmandu on 8 July 2019.
Speaking in the function as a Chief Guest, Member Secretary of Social Welfare Council (SWC) Rajendra Kumar Paudel expressed that he was happy to know the impact of ADRA Nepal’s project and asked development partners to focus on the activities that help government of Nepal for long term solutions of development problems.
Shanti Budhathoki, one of the beneficiaries from Pyuthan shared that people in the communities are poor due to lack of knowledge about doing the business though they have plenty of opportunities. “Through training and technical support from GOAl project, I have started pickle production on my own, it has eased livelihood of my family,” she shared.