Running Programs

Micro-Enterprise Development For Poverty Alleviation Program (MEDPA) | Nawalparasi

SAHAMATI in partnership with Department of Small and Cottage Industries, Parasi, Nawalparasi have started a project Micro-Enterprise Development for Poverty Alleviation Program. This project is being implemented in 4 Local Government Bodies of Nawalparasi District.

The main objective of this project is to develop entrepreneurs through creating entrepreneurship opportunities, by identifying the available local resources, market demand and the need of the local people. On the other hand it also help to strengthen the capacity of micro-entrepreneurs associations to sustainably provide members with a number of business development services such as access to markets, access to finance, improved technologies and advocacy.

Working Areas:

Devchuli Municipality, Bungdikali Rural Municipality, Palhinandan Rural Municipality and Pratappur Rural Municipality of Nawalparasi District

Program Duration:
07 Feb, 2018 to 16 Jul, 2018

Micro-Enterprise Development For Poverty Alleviation Program (MEDPA) | Chitwan

SAHAMATI in partnership with Department of Small and Cottage Industries, Bharatpur Chitwan have started a project Micro-Enterprise Development for Poverty Alleviation Program. This project is being implemented in all 7 Local Government Bodies of Chitwan District.

The main objective of this project is to develop entrepreneurs through creating entrepreneurship opportunities, by identifying the available local resources, market demand and the need of the local people. On the other hand it also help to strengthen the capacity of micro-entrepreneurs associations to sustainably provide members with a number of business development services such as access to markets, access to finance, improved technologies and advocacy.

Working Areas:

Bharatpur Metropolitan City, 5 Municipalities including Ratnanagar, Madi, Rapti, Kalika and Khaireni and Itchhakamana Rural Municipality of Chitwan District

Program Duration:
26 Dec, 2017 to 16 Jul, 2018

Citrus Market Development Project-IV – (CMDP-IV)

In order to address the causes of income poverty and marginalization among poor people living in the hilly Rural Municipality and Municipalities of Nawalparasi, Tanahun and Gorkha, a project on citrus market development has been develop in partnership between SAHAMATI and Lutheran World Relief. A six months pilot project was started in 2012 in Nawalparasi district.

Based on the recommendation of the first phase a project called "Citrus Market Development Project Phase II" was initiated. In addition to market development components in the first phase, the second phase included components to promote supporting farmers on modern citrus cultivation practices. The third phase that is 2014-2017 of the project was the continuation of the second phase included an additional component for capacity building of the communities to develop farmer institutions such as cooperatives. The fourth phase is the continuation of the third phase with more technological involvement and promotion of products into the big market.

The project aims to improve the livelihood of poor and marginalized farmers by improving their citrus cultivation practices along with better access to mandarin market. The project also aims to develop personal based community capacity on construction and management of zero energy cold store and institutional development of the communities through formation of cooperative.

Working Areas:

Bulingtar Rural Municipality, Bungdikali Rural Municipality of Nawalpur District, Devghat Rural Municipality, Bandipur Rural Municipality, Anbukhaireni Rural Municipality of Tanahun District, Gorkha Municipality, Palungtar Municipality and Sahid Lakhan Rural Municipality of Gorkha District.

Program Duration:
01 Sep, 2017 to 31 Aug, 2019

Water Window-Trans Boundary Resilience Project – (WW-TBR)

SAHAMATI in partnership with Lutheran World Relief have started a project Trans Boundary (Nepal-India) Flood Resilience Project. This project is being implemented in 53 communities of India and Nepal across two river basins – Gandaki and Koshi. The main objective of this project is to make the community people of the flood affected areas conscious about the various techniques and equipments to minimize the risk of the flood adversity.

Working Areas:

Triveni Binaee Village Council (Triveni Susta), Pratappur Village Council (Rupauliya, Guthiparsauni, Somani and Pratappur), Sarawal Village Council (Bhujahawa) and Susta Village Council (Narsahi, Kudiya and Paklihawa) of Nawalpur District.

Program Duration:
01 Feb, 2017 to 31 Jul, 2018

Livelihood and Empowerment Project – (LEP)

Livelihood and Empowerment Program is a partnership program between SAHAMATI and Oxfam since March 2005. In the beginning the program was named by Promotion of self-help initiatives in rural areas and funded by Oxfam Hong Kong hence now reviewed its name as Livelihood and Empowerment Program which aims to support on wellbeing and promotional support on quality of life.

Working Areas:

Bungdikali Village Council and Bullingtar Village Council of Nawalpur District.

Program Duration:
01 Apr, 2017 to 31 Mar, 2018

Capacity Building of SRG and Cooperatives – (CBSRGC)

Capacity building of SRG and Cooperatives is partnership program between SAHAMATI and Plan International Nepal. The main objective of this partnership is to strengthen 29 women cooperatives for its financial and administrative self –sustainability and promote entrepreneurship among members of cooperatives and also to strengthen women cooperatives based on Self Reliant Group for effective financial services and to achieve sustainable socio-economic empowerment of vulnerable women.

Working Areas:

Bansgadi Municipality (Belawa, Motipur, and Deudakala), Madhuban Municipality (Suryapatuwa, Taratal, Sanoshree, Dhodhari) Rajapur Municipality (Khairichandanpur, DaulatpurNayagau, Badalpur,Rajapur, Bhimmapur, Manpurtapara) Thakurbaba Municipality (Neulapur ,Baganaha,Shivapur, Thakurdawar) Bar Bardia Municipality (Dhadhawar, Magaragadi, Padanaha, Baniyabhar) Gulariya Municipality (Mohamadpur, Gulariya) Badhayatal Village Council (Kalika, Sorahawa) Geruwa Village Council (Patabhar, Pashupatinagar, Manau) of Bardiya District.

Program Duration:
01 Jun, 2017 to 28 Feb, 2018

Sustainable Access to Finance and Livelihood–II – (SAFAL–II)

SAHAMATI has been implementing Mercy Corps Private Fund funded "Sustainable Access to Finance and Livelihood–II - (SAFAL–II)" program since June 2016. The project aims to increase access to formal financial services and livelihood strategies to enable poverty reduction and strengthen absorptive and adaptive capacities of the rural households of eastern hills and mountain areas of Nepal.

Working Areas:

128 VDCs (34 Municipalities or Rural Municipalities as per the new structure in Nepal) of Taplejung, Panchthar, Bhojpur, Tehrathum and Sankhuwasabha of the Eastern region of Nepal.

Program Duration:
01 Jun, 2016 to 28 Feb, 2018