Strengthening female-headed households
This HFH Australia funded program started in July 2013 and is currently in its second phase of programming. The program aims to improve the living standard of female-headed household through savings and livelihood trainings. Women are also trained in good personal hygiene and safe sanitary practices. Till date, a total of 250 houses and 258 toilets have been constructed with locally available materials such as bamboo, bricks and mud. The project area covers the eastern districts of Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Saptari and Siraha.
Empowering women through sustainable housing program
HFH Nepal promotes locally available construction materials such as bamboo and sun-dried bricks in all its project districts. Women home partners are empowered through leadership training and trainings related to income generating activities. Through Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH) trainings they learn about health and safe sanitation.
This project aims to improve the live and living standard of the former bonded laborers known as ex-Kamaiya in far-western region of Nepal. The project helps to strengthen their homes by making it disaster resilient and improve access to clean water and safe sanitation. The ongoing project in Mahendranager district will train 437 ex-Kamaiya households in income generating related activities such as brick making, candle making and masonry.
Gorahi community development project
The project takes its name from the Ghorahi municipality, Dang district, in which the Tharu people who are also ex-Kamaiya and other low-income households live. Loans are provided to ex-Kamaiya and low-income households to help them build new houses or upgrade their homes. Other assistance includes the construction of wells and the improvement of personal hygiene and sanitary practices through training.
Bamboo cultivation project
Funded by HFH Netherlands, the project aims to raise public awareness of bamboo as an affordable and sustainable building material. Technical and financial support are provided to the community or user groups for the cultivation of bamboo. Local communities in Jhapa, Morang, Siraha, Ilam, Saptari and Dang districts are taught about the usefulness of bamboo, cultivation methods and trainings related to bamboo craft. In addition, training of trainer sessions in bamboo cultivation are also conducted.
Improving living conditions through active community participation
Funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency, this project promotes environmentally-friendly materials and cost-effective local construction technology like Santal and Thau. Families from Dang, Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Saptari and Siraha districts have benefitted from this project since 2012. More than 16,000 women and children were given education to improve their personal health, hygiene and sanitation. In addition, over 200 women were trained to use locally available construction materials to build affordable homes. A total of 34 houses, 200 toilets and 40 tube wells had been built upon the completion of the project in 2015.