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Journey with Jumla

 

 

 

INF is working among poor and remote communities of Kanakasundari Rural Municipality in Jumla District

About Kanakasundari Rural Municipality

68% of the population have enough food for less than six months of each year

 

 

98% of households rely on seasonal migration for income

 

 

Almost 9% of people have a disability [compated to the national rate of 2%]

 

 

 

More than half of all households lack safe drinking water

 

 

 

Project Goals

Help more than 1,500 people lift themselves above the extreme poverty line [living on less than USD 1.90 per day]

 


Increase the number of households with adequate annual food consumption from 9% to 30%

 

Halve the number of deaths of mothers, newborns and children under the age of five

 

Ensure that more than 50% of children with disabilities attend school [from 10% currently]

 

 

Double the number of people using safe, clean drinking water

Recent achievements

During 2019–20 the project:

Project Aims Achieved So Far Project Activities
Help more than 1,500 people lift themselves out of extreme poverty 1,300 people with increased income through farm improvements or new home-based enterprises

1,300 people with increased income through farm improvements or new home-based enterprises

• SHG monthly savings of NRs 1,000,000 [AUD 13,000]
• Training on business development, improved farming techniques and animal husbandry
• 9 district business networks established for better market access

Increase number of households with adequate annual food consumption from 9% to 30%  17% of households report adequate food consumption over the past year • Training on improved and climate resilient agriculture, kitchen gardening, composting and organic pesticide
• 32% of Self Help Groups members using greenhouses to improve productivity [9 extremely poor families provided with direct support to construct greenhouses]
Reduce below 5% deaths of mothers, newborns and children under 5 Zero maternal deaths and 3 newborn/infant deaths from 390 deliveries [0.7%] • Training and support to women for pre-natal checkups and assisted deliveries
• Training and support to Health Facility Management Committees to improve services, infrastructure and accountability
• Training to Female Community Health Volunteers
Ensure that more than 50% of children with disabilities attend school 97 of 103 children with disabilities regularly attending school [94%] • Awareness raising on disability inclusion
• Training and support to School Management Committees to improve accessibility and inclusion
• Support to extremely poor families to meet education related expenses
Double the number of people accessing clean drinking water [from 40% to 80%] 51% of households have access to piped drinking water • 59 schemes developed and supported by SHGs to install tapstands and piped water supply

Other project highlights:
SHGs constructed or repaired 8 irrigation channels, providing irrigation to the crops of 150 households
• 61 communities reducing plastic waste and environmental pollution through waste separation and disposal
• Improved or new infrastructure [check dam, water drainage systems, wooden bridges] in 15 locations
• 21 communities implementing disaster risk assessments and action plans
• 75 Gender Focal Persons trained and supporting awareness raising and action against chhaupadi, child marriage and domestic violence

Download the latest project reports

The Project in Photos

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