Increasing Incomes for Nepal's Impoverished Rural Households - Visit to the Learning for Life Project in Nepal
IPE Triple Line Consulting | News [ 27th January 2016 ]
Funded by DFID's Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF), UK-based charity Learning for Life and their Nepalese partner, Rural Self-reliance Development Centre (RSDC) have been working towards increasing the income of 1,658 impoverished households in one of Nepal's rural areas, in Nuwakot District. By providing training and developing skills, setting up income generation groups and cooperatives, this project seeks to increase the communities' agricultural production and improve access to local markets. Micro-enterprise development will also be strengthened through facilitating access to credit and developing strong leadership among the beneficiaries.
The project commenced in the aftermath of the earthquakes in April and May 2015 and could not be more relevant: the area has been heavily impacted by the disaster and people's livelihoods have been destroyed.
A visit conducted by IPE Triple Line's Janet Glover in December 2015, confirmed that the project has taken appropriate steps to discuss the project and local needs with community members and officials and that the staff have a high degree of knowledge. Activities such as establishing 60 income generation groups (IGGs) and paying out loans are underway. During the visit, the project benefited from advice on monitoring project progress and the potential impact of the road blockades currently being enforced in Nepal.
IPE Triple Line in joint venture with Crown Agents was Fund Manager for DFID's GPAF until 31 December 2015.
Updates and images on the project can be found on RSDC Facebook page