PHASE has been improving the livelihoods of thousands of people in its project areas. The goal of PHASE’s livelihood programme is to ensure food security and proper nutrition for the target beneficiary families. Livelihood projects in PHASE Nepal are bounded by its organizational objective for livelihood i.e.
- Support people’s livelihood
- Enhance access to improved agricultural techniques
Livelihood Recovery Project (LRP) and Upper Indrwati Development Project focuses on Sindhupalchok district where there is livelihood insecurity because of lack of basic infrastructure, difficult geo-physical situation, high rate of migration, subsistence agriculture but almost non-existence of agriculture sector. These constraints on income generation and resilient livelihoods in the district are further enhanced by the mega earthquake of 2015. With the overall assessment of the effect of devastating earthquake in loss of production factors (seed, manure, fertilizer, tools & equipment, initial capital and irrigation facilities) making the rural livelihoods more fragile and vulnerable. The project restored a total of 8 infrastructures, including 3 community buildings, 3 irrigation schemes, 2 drinking water schemes with the involvement of 266 community people. Also, 527, 447 and 333 earthquake affected households were benefited through vegetable production, poultry rearing and goat rearing interventions respectively. Further, 63 vulnerable individuals participated on vocational and skills development training.
Rebuilding Livelihood for earthquake communities and Purnima project focuses on Gorkha district where livelihood is very difficult since 2015 devastating earthquake. With the theme of rebuilding the livelihood, PHASE has been supporting Kashigaun and Keraunja of Dharche Municipality in Gorkha district. PHASE supported 614 families this fiscal year. Older groups are getting follow up technical support while new groups are getting full support. Purnima “Leave No One Behind” project focuses on access to services, and livelihood opportunities of most vulnerable population i.e. PWDs, Single women, IDPs, Elderly, Ultra poor. Completion of baseline survey and publication of evidence collection report was the major achievement so far. Data obtained from survey regarding vulnerable groups were shared in each rural municipality and used during periodic planning process, annual activity planning and budget allocation.
With the goal of food security and better nutrition, and livelihood for women and young children of remote villages PN is implementing integrated livelihood project in Bajura and Mugu district of Far and Mid west Nepal.
Agriculture production (vegetable, mushroom), Livestock production (poultry and goat rearing), Technical and Vocational skills enhancement, and support to Vulnerable groups (elderly, single women, PWDs etc.) are PN’s major areas where PN’s livelihood projects focus upon. Training and direct support are the two main broad activity of those projects.