Holistic Development Projects

Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Holistic Development Project

Time Period: August 2015 till July 2018
Project Partner:Reach Out Too
Project Area: 5 VDCs of Rasuwa District
Direct Constituents:-
Pregnant women and their families:1,610 (pregnant women: 322; families of pregnant women-1288)
Under five children and their families:5,835 (U5 children-1,167; families of U5 children-4,668)
Persons with disabilities and their families :1,122 (Persons with disabilities-224; families of persons with disabilities- 898)
Other marginalized groups:1,157
From Health Facility Reconstruction and Repair:33, 301
Indirect Constituents:-1,811

Among the 14 earthquake affected districts, Rasuwa was severely affected. When compared to the proportion of casualties and damaged facilities, it stands at the top among the affected districts. About 98% of households were damaged while all the schools suffered some kind of obliteration. 17 out of 18 health facilities sustained some types of damage - 12 completely damaged and five partial damaged. This project is working on improving lives of 2,794 households through holistic development: conducting health, educational, livelihood and community empowerment activities.

Karuna Foundation Nepal is rebuilding 11 health facilities in earthquake resilient design using prefabricated materials and repairing three health facilities after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Health (MoH).

The major objectives of the project are:

  • To increase access to and utilization of maternal and child health services by resuming and strengthening the health services .
  • To support the resumption of inclusive education services and enrollment in early child development centers, primary and secondary schools.
  • To restore and promote socio-economic activities for earthquake affected households with special focus on female headed households, households who lost the breadwinner, marginalized groups, persons with disabilities and elderly.
Immediate Results:
  • Two health post completed and handed over to MoH
  • Nine health posts under reconstruction process
  • Three health post under repair
  • Three schools under reconstruction in partnership with School Management Committees
  • Livelihood Need assessment completed
  • Five Self Help Groups formed
Social Empowerment
  • School based inclusive child clubs formed
  • Mothers groups have been either newly formed or re-activated in project areas
  • One Hoarding board on prevention of violence against women placed