15 self-help groups with 20 to 30 members from low income communities meet regularly in southern Nepal…encouraging active engagement in saving and mobilisation of funds, income-generating entrepreneurship activities with training, and provision of seed support.
Health-related and social issues identified by the groups are addressed with health promotion and awareness sessions via short workshops and training.
Self-help group female members campaigned and were successfully elected to serve in local government.
Upskilling the community…
Mobilisation, group leadership and management training given to group leaders and facilitators. Vocational and small business training is planned for selected young people to start their own businesses. Literacy classes were completed by 150 women unable to read or write.
Staff and volunteers received mental health and counselling training. Palliative care training given to key health staff in association with Green Pastures Hospital. Health training provided for key health and rehab staff.
- Staff recruitment needed for key roles.
- Setting up an office/room in southern Nepal for staff to stay while visiting for health and development work.
- Covid-19 still causing disruptions with training sessions.
- Travel is significantly more expensive impacting cost of items transported.
- Assisting community in caring for chronically ill and vulnerable elderly.
Second phase Arughat landslide relief response has reached survivors and distributed to those in need. Disaster Resilience and Response training completed in Western Region
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