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Enhancing Lives in Nepal

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Many of you are aware of the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on the 25th of May 2015 that resulted in more than 5,000 deaths with approximately 10,200 people injured.

Earlier in 2015, ADRA-UK successfully won UKaid (DFID) funding to implement a development project for Nepal, however when the earthquake struck, the project launch was postponed to allow the ADRA network to respond to the emergency first. The new 3-year project entitled: ‘Enhancing Livelihoods of Smallholder Farmers in Central Terai Districts of Nepal’ (ELIVES) launched in May and is to enhance the livelihoods and income of poor and marginalized smallholder farmers in 5 districts across Nepal. Our project will focus specifically on enhancing the lives of women and other socially excluded groups.

The project activities for ELIVES will involve:

  • Animal health management training and campaigns.
  • Business literacy for semi-literate women farmers.
  • Commercial vegetable production training and demonstrations.
  • Development of service providers including leader farmers and community business facilitators.
  • Establishment and strengthening of market/collections centers.
  • Formation/reformation and capacity building of farmers groups and cooperatives.
  • Goat’s breed improvement.
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) training and demonstrations.
  • Kitchen garden demonstrations.

The expected outcomes over the next 3 years include:

  • Improved production of vegetables and lentil in affected households
  • Increased effectiveness of new and existing farmer groups (cooperatives) in business management and marketing of products.
  • Improved goat-farming practices for smallholder households.

 The ELIVES project in Nepal is one of the many projects and other perennial ventures that ADRA-UK is devoted to. ADRA-UK strives to empower communities and change the lives of individuals. Put simply, your contributions make all the difference and your choice to help can contribute to the funding of other projects that can aid the release of someone from poverty. Please visit our website at adra.org.uk to find out more about the work we do and to make a donation.

Thank you for helping us to help.