Project Area: Duhabi Municipality 1-6, Sunsari
Target Group:4577 Household of Duhabi focusing 425 Dalit households
Karuna Foundation Nepal adopts holistic approach of development targeting at bringing progressive changes in the lives of most disadvantaged and marginalized communities in different districts of Nepal. We believe in creating an environment where holistic development of communities is possible only through increasing access to health services, education and livelihood.
Based on the learnings and experience of Dalit Empowerment and Post Earthquake rehabilitation and reconstruction project in Rasuwa, Up Scaling Max WASH in Nepal-Integrated WASH, Health, Empowerment and Livelihood Intervention project was developed Nepal-Integrated WASH, Health, Empowerment and Livelihood Intervention project in partnership with MAX Foundation and FEMI Foundation. The general objective of this project is holistic development of the community through reducing prevalence of water and faecal borne diarrhea and malnutrition among under two and under five children and enhancing educational and livelihood opportunities for children and adults from Dalit communities in Duhabi Municipality 1-6, Sunsari. Under reduction of malnutrition, the focus is to reduce stunting through integration of WASH, Nutrition and SRHR.
Thus this project is focused to promote Water, Sanitation and Health facilities among the Dalit communities and simultaneously empower and enhance their access to education and livelihood opportunities. The integration of livelihood, education and empowerment on existing WASH, maternal and child health aided in bringing synergy to make tangible changes in the lives of most disadvantaged Communities.