Welcome to Development Project Service Center (DEPROSC) Nepal
DEPROSC - Nepal, is one the leading developmental NGOs in Nepal. It was established on 26 September 1993, when the political system allowed people organize and contribute for nation building. Our main thirst is the poverty reduction and we have an integrated approach for it. That’s why we work in thematic areas of economic promotion and social development. Until now, we have served in 54 districts of the country at different times and served around 250,000 families of different ethnicities and geography. Nepalese civil society sector or NGOs are considerably dependent on the donor community but DEPROSC has prepared some ground to continue its mission even during less external funding. As we work closely with grassroot groups/organizations, mostly in the rural Nepal, we are familiar with the rural context, the challenges in development and rising aspirations of people. With consistent focus on its long term vision to empower Nepal through economic promotion and social development, DEPROSC has worked through all those challenges and obstacles to ensure that the benefits of development reached onto the doors of Nepali in need. In the given context, we have tried to concentrate on geographically and socially excluded, marginalized and discriminated populations through people centered development.
In the course of our journey of last 24 years, we have successfully implemented 78 development projects and 40 research projects in diverse disciplines such as: food security and sustainable livelihood, microfinance, education and empowerment, disaster and humanitarian assistance, WASH, rural community assets creation/rehabilitation and natural resource management. As our inclination has been to serve the communities in remote and to the population below poverty line, we have good exposures in livelihood and poverty dimensions in Nepal. With its effort to see empowered Nepal, DEPROSC is reviewing its strategies in the changing development contexts and needs of Nepal.
USAID’s Business Literacy Program in Nepal
This is a three year projects for 20 districts of western regions. This program aims to graduate 48000 participants in 2,000 locations. Five modules were developed covering literacy and numeracy, nutrition, life skills, entrepreneurship skills and access to finance. The participants attend the business literacy classes for two hours per day for 48 weeks (except on Saturdays and main festivals) and improve their resilience. This program has two phases: 1st phase implemented on 10 district of mid-west and 2nd phase will be implemented on another 10 districts of west and far west.
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DEPROSC- Nepal is a non-profit making organization established in September 1993 under "Association Registration act 1978" as a non-governmental organization (NGO). It is affiliated to Social Welfare Council (SWC) and is receiving approvals from SWC for foreign aid mobilization. DEPROSC-Nepal has its Central Office in Kathmandu, Nepal and two regional offices, one each in Biratnagar (Eastern region) and Nepalgunj (Mid- and Far western region). The Central Office is located at Thapathali, Kathmandu with necessary space and equipment to run as a national NGO.
For the last 24 years, we have been working in several thematic areas including livelihood improvement, social development (education, health, hygiene, nutrition, and child development), community micro assets, natural resource management, disaster risk management, and rural finance. The organization has been involved in implementing different humanitarian assistance programs during national crisis such as in Koshi flood, diarohea outbreak in mid-west in 2008, insurgency (2003-2006), food crisis in the hills and mountains of mid and far west, earthquake response in Nuwakot, Kathmandu and Lalitpur. Currently, DEPROSC-Nepal is working in 34 districts of 4 development regions, launching nine different projects.
DEPROSC-Nepal has strongly contributed in microfinance’s sector development of the country by providing directly lending services and promoting microfinance/cooperatives in the hills. It has promoted two national level microfinance financial institutions, namely: DEPROSC Laghubitta Bikash Bank (Microfinance Bank) and NADEP Microfinance Financial Institution. The two institutions are serving over 140,000 families at present.
DEPROSC wants to see a peaceful, prosperous and empowered Nepal.
DEPROSC-Nepal is committed to enhance the participation of rural people in general and poorest of the poor, children, women and marginalized ethnic groups in particular in their development process through:
- Livelihood improvement
- Social development
- Rural Finance
- Natural Resource Management
DEPROSC-Nepal aims at empowering rural people for attaining self-sustaining socio-economic uplift through a package of policy research, action research and training. Its specific objectives are to:
- Act as an intermediary between development programs of government, NGOs, bi-lateral and multi-lateral projects and local
- Enhance the capabilities of Community based organizations (CBOs) by organizing appropriate training and involving them as partners in development intervention process
- Organizing different skills training programs for disseminating improved technology in agriculture, livestock and off-farm activities
- Provide support services to local institutions for the development of agriculture, irrigation, drinking water, cottage and rural industries, forestry and alternative energy and encourage them to undertake feasible and appropriate enterprises
- Promote equal access to opportunities, resources, ownership and participation for women and underprivileged section of the societies
- Provide micro-finance services in rural area
- Social mobilization to sensitize and capacitate communities through community organizations
- Development research.