Poor health, low education and poverty are all aspects of the same problem.
It creates a vicious cycle that prevents people from taking control of their future.
PHASE Nepal aims to break this with practical projects in the high Himalayas.
Working in Areas of Greatest Need
PHASE has special emphasis and expertise on working in extremely remote areas – areas in the high Himalayas, with scant resources, harsh climates, difficult terrain, and little or no access to basic services. These are areas often missed by development NGOs as being too difficult and expensive to manage. Our past successes includes implementation of modern health facilities in areas that solely relied on Shamanism.
These communities have not only improved their health but also gained trust in modern medicine. This has paved way for further development in improving their lives by introducing new farming techniques and imparting better education.
Towards a Healthier Community
PHASE collaborates with local health authorities and the government to improve health facilities in the remote communities. Along with equipment and supplies, we also provide training to health staff and support the logistics and management. Areas of support include family planning, maternity care like deliveries, antenatal/postnatal care, immunization, growth monitoring, minor illnesses and emergencies.
Child Growth Monitored
Equal Education for All
PHASE’s Education program is a major part of integrated community development model. We aim to address fundamental problems in access to education, particularly access for girls. We monitor the programs with Education and Human Resource Development Centre (EHRDC) in order to ensure that quality education is received by all. The projects are implemented in different areas of Humla, Mugu, Bajura, Sindhupalchok and Gorkha districts.
Received Health Education
Schools Received Computers
Girl Leaders Trained
A Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure food security and proper nutrition for vulnerable communities, PHASE runs programs that improves vegetable farming, poultry and goat rearing. Vegetables produced by the community members also generates income from local market by selling surplus vegetables. PHASE encourages and supports the community in finding local market for their vegetables. In addition, vocational skills such as carpentry and tailoring are also provided to aspiring individuals of project villages.
Received Agriculture Training
Received Poultry Training
Received Goat-rearing Training
Received Vocational Training
Recovering from a Disaster
The earthquake of April 2015 damaged many infrastructures such as schools, health posts, and other infrastructures used by the community. Even after four years, many buildings remain in ruins. PHASE has started not only rebuilding these infrastructures but also provided support for irrigation canals, drinking water and private houses for those who need them. Additionally, PHASE provides emergency relief support to the communities affected by other natural disasters like fire, floods and landslides.
Private Houses Built
Flood Victims Received Support
Rapid Response Teams Formed
Community Halls Built
Humla is the most northern district with a population of around 50 thousand people. It is an entire rural municipality, with only one major road network.
The majority of Mugu is rural, aside from an urban town center.
One of the districts most severely affected by the 2015 earthquakes. Combined with Sindhupalchok, 40% of deaths caused by the earthquake occurred across the two districts. Gorkha is primarily a rural municipality, with a population of around 32,500 people.
Across all of the districts PHASE works in, Bajura evidences the highest rates of food poverty.
There is a clear lack of healthcare support, educational opportunity and livelihoods development in this district which was one of the worst hit in the 2015 earthquake.