“Leave No One Behind: Reaching the Most Vulnerable in Four Gaunpalikas in Gorkha with Social and Livelihood Support”

“Leave No One Behind: Reaching the Most Vulnerable in Four Gaunpalikas in Gorkha with Social and Livelihood Support”

Purnima is a five-year programme (2017-2022) funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and managed by Mott MacDonald. The objective is long-term positive change in the lives of people in earthquake-affected regions of Nepal. The programme is being implemented in four of the worst affected districts: Gorkha, Dhading, Nuwakot, and Rasuwa.

PHASE Nepal, who has a long history of working with disadvantaged communities in extremely remote parts of Nepal including Northern Gorkha, will be implementing the Purnima programme in four municipalities of Gorkha District: Tsum Nubri, Darche, Ajirkot and Gandaki. The programme’s objective is to ensure that no one is left behind in the reconstruction process, and to strengthen inclusive societies. Therefore, the programme targets the most vulnerable population in all activities. The specific vulnerable groups included are:  

  • persons living with disabilities,
  • the elderly,
  • vulnerable single women (especially Dalit),
  • Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) after resettlement, and
  • extremely poor and food insecure people.

The specific vulnerable target beneficiaries will be selected with close involvement of the community, and will be supported through individually tailored activities, facilitating access to services, support to address functional problems, and livelihood support to individuals or groups.

Beneficiaries in the target communities will benefit from the programme on four levels:

  • Higher awareness of the individual and their family of services and support available
  • Facilitated access to services and direct support to increase mobility and independence for those who are in need of this support
  • Improved livelihood opportunities for vulnerable individuals and families
  • Higher awareness of vulnerability issues in the community and local government and higher capacity of local government to respond to and mitigate vulnerabilities

An additional benefit of the programme will be the evidence collected throughout, which will be shared widely, to inform other organisations on addressing vulnerabilities.

We will ensure that our activities are consistent with local needs and priorities, and will coordinate with government and partner programmes so that we work together towards a common vision. We will work in close coordination with other stakeholders especially with local government agencies, NRA, civil society, NGOs, private sector and other relevant stakeholders and development partners.