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