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From Earthquake to Empowerment!
From Earthquake to Empowerment!

Economic Self-Sufficiency Projects

35 FAMILIES DO A 7-DAY MUSHROOM FARMING INSTRUCTION PROGRAM

35 Earthquake Survivor Families were fortunate to be chosen for a 7-Day Mushroom Farming Instruction Program and Seed Distribution. They completed the program with everything they need to begin production at their homes of valuable and delicious mushrooms which they can sell in the local markets. This will improve the food supply in their villages and help the families become more self-sufficient. It will help the economy of Nepal recover from the earthquakes.

 

HELP REBUILD THE ECONOMY OF NEPAL WHILE HELPING

EARTHQUAKE SURVIVOR FAMILIES BECOME MORE SELF-SUFFICIENT!

45-DAY ADVANCED BEAUTICIAN TRAINING

These women were carefully chosen from a wide area in Nepal to receive a 45-Day Advanced Beautician Training. They are from a wide area so that they will not be in competition with each other as they begin to earn a good living for their families and stimulate the Nepal economy which was devastated by the earthquakes in 2015 and has not yet recovered.

 

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VEGETABLE CULTIVATION EDUCATION PROJECT

 

ACHIEVE! Nepal was able to help our Sister Organization in Nepal, named Community Service of Nepal, in a contract together with the Nepali Government, to have a Nepali expert teach small-plot intensive organic vegetable gardening for food and profit to earthquake survivors in the Lalitpur area.

 

By teaching small-plot vegetable farming for food and profit to over 180 households, we are empowering over 1,000 earthquake survivors to improve their lives. 

 

This is a pilot program which will we hope to expand and repeat in other places in Nepal. 

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Upon completion of the classes for approximately 180 earthquake survivor and other very poor households to learn organic vegetable cultivation and fish farming, the Nepal Government did an evaluation.

 

According to the Lalitpur District Development Committee, the classes were all delivered in a timely manner as promised, and the Development Committee expressed a hope that our organization would continue to expand its services in the Lalitpur District.

 

We are very happy to have received such a positive evaluation, and are preparing to survey the acutal earthquake survivors and other very poor people themselves to see what services they would most desire to help them take care of their families at this time.

NEW PROJECT

Message from Madhav Bhandari, Nepal Operations Director of ACHIEVE! Nepal:

 

"A community school, which was collapsed by earthquake hits last year in an isolated village near Tibet(China) boarder in Sindhupalchok, Nepal is still waiting for rebuilding. 232 children (105 girls and 127 boys) have humbly requested to any individuals and organization to help generously to rebuild their school building. 3000 people of this area benefited from this community school."

"I also humbly request you all generous friends to give priotize this school rebuilding project and share your family and friends along with your own precious words. Thank you. Namaste"

 

This is a photograph of the temporary school where these children take turns learning.

 

Their entire futures depend on what kind of learning they are able to do in their community school. This building is not suitable for them to build secure futures to support families in Nepal.

 

We are currently finding experts to design a new school and will fund a capital campaign to build these children the type of school they deserve.

 

If you can help in any way, please let us know by contacting the Executive Director Lisa Bates at lisadianebates@gmail.com

or

Madhav Bhandari, the Nepal Operations Director at madhavbhandari4@gmail.com

EMERGENCY SHELTER FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED EARTHQUAKE SURVIVORS

Last Year, wee did a special project to provide corrugated metal sheeting for use in building shelters for the elderly and disabled in the hard-hit Sindhulpachowk District

 

We provided enough sheets of corrugated metal to build 60 shelters, and a group of 100 Nepali volunteers came together and built the shelters in one day for the most vulnerable earthquake victims who were chosen by the Dhuskun Village Council to receive our help.

 

100% of all money donated to this emergency project purchased the corrugated metal sheeting. 

HEALTH AND SANITATION EDUCATION 

The first part of our Public Health Education Progam was taught to the Kopila Orphanage in Lalitpur this year. The orphans were taught about hand washing, teeth brushing, water filtration and nutrition to preserve their health.

We are in the process of seeking a major grant to help us teach Health and Sanitation to the isolated villagers in the Sindhulpachowk District, including a special focus on Women's Health Issues.

 

This expansion of the program is currently in the planning stages, and we will report back to you the progress we make in this area.

ECONOMIC STIMULATION FOR EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS AND THE UNDERPRIVILEGED

This photo is from a two-day micro-seminar we held, to stimulate small business activity after the earthquakes.

 

Before the earthquakes, we also held regular workshops to teach underprivileged women job skills. The photo below is from one of our popular workshops on how to embroider Saree material. We have provided a number of workshops on various job skills to help these women find employment.

 

New employment skills programs are in the planning stages which will be appropriate to the post-earthquake economy of Nepal.

 

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