Partnership with Oxfam for Relief in Nuwakot

DEPROSC-Nepal has entered into an agreement with Save the Children International in Nepal to undertake specific activities under a project SABAL Community Resilience Program AID-OAA-I5-0002 funded by USAID. The agreement has come into effect from December 15, 2014 to July 31, 2019. The project covers six central and eastern districts of Nepal: Makwanpur, Sindhuli, Ramechap, Khotang, Okhaldhunga and Udaypur.

SABAL long term goal is to increase resilience for targeted vulnerable populations in Nepal. It is designed to address root causes of poverty (food insecurity, and malnutrition, households unable to absorb shocks from disaster to climate change impacts). Contributing factors include poor market access; limited access to improved seed, fertilizer or micro irrigation; a lack of local off farm employment opportunities; household labour storages due to long distance mitigation and limited access to financial services, impeding efficient transfers, safe saving and productive investment of remittances

The role of DEPROSC-Nepal under this project SABAL is to increase access to saving, other financial services and micro health insurance. It will train individuals, strengthen local organization and facilitate market access to increase resilience and improve access to economic opportunities. It will assist to improve financial literacy, saving and promote productive investment. The project will serve and impact more than 204,000 beneficiaries in 164 targeted VDCs ranked as highly vulnerable based on the disadvantaged groups ( DAG) ranking system

Partnership in relief for Nuwakot, Kathmandu and Lalitpur:
DEPROSC-Nepal and Oxfam have agreed to work in Emergency Response Program in Nuwakot, Kathmandu and Lalitpur districts to reach to all families affected by earthquake. Both Organizations have entered into two separate agreements (one to work in Nuwakot and the other to work in Kathmandu and Lalitpur).

Program in Nuwakot:
As approved by District Disaster Response Committee (DDRC), Nuwakot, we are assigned to implement the program in eight VDCs of the district. The name of the VDCs DEPROSC is reaching are: Thaprek, Madanpur, Khadgabhanjyang, Betini, Rautbesi, Samundradevi, Budhasing and Samari. In the first phase of this ‘Nepal Earthquake Response’, the all affected families (over 10,000) are being reached with relief materials, which consists of tarpaulin, rice, oil, pulse, bucket with hygiene kit etc. for every affected households. Distribution of materials is made jointly by Oxfam and DEPROSC. Little lately the distribution list also include2 bundles of CGI sheet per family. In the second phase, DEPROSC will engage in reviving livelihood program through activities like seed and fertilizer distribution to the affected families to transfer of agricultural technology, etc. The project is also engaged in hygiene promotion and temporary latrine construction.

Program in Kathmandu and Lalitpur:
With the due approval of DDRCs, DEPROSC has been implementing Emergency Response to Nepal Earthquake program in 16 locations of these districts. DEPROSC is involved in livelihood recovery program through activities like agriculture inputs to farmers moving towards commercial farming, fresh food voucher, cash for work for communal work, service voucher for land preparation with priority to oxen owner) and small business grant to the vulnerable retailers at local market. We are covering 4283 HHs and 23556 populations through EFSVL intervention in Kathmandu valley.