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Local Partner: NPAF, Rukum
Funding Required £17,700
Problem statements identified by NPAF and the community:
- Food and income insecurity
- Poor health and sanitation.
- Poor nutrition and intra-household food management
- Migration of young men to India for employment
- Disadvantage group that has no access to productive resources.
- Income generation activities not sufficiently identified and not properly managed
- Improve livelihood outcomes by developing quality fish production.
- Create other income generating activities.
- Raise awareness on co-operative education, environment considerations, sanitation and improved health practices.
- Promote fish farming business
- Form a fish farming co-operative, strengthened by management and accounting training.
- Manage and conserve the lake in collaboration with Balaju Fisheries, the District Agricultural Development Office (DADO) Rukum, and the local Syarpu Lake Conservation Committee
262 households with a population of 1441, of which 648 are children under the age of 18
- An inclusive committee with 50% of positions held by women and marginalised people, registered as a co-operative
- 200 households involved in fish farming
- 100 households start in-season and off-season vegetable production and fruit farming.
- 10 households start ecotourism activity.
- 50 households start other off-farm activities.
- Number of fish in the lake within the range of technical carrying capacity
- 1000 fruit trees and multi-purpose tree saplings planted around lake
- Solid waste managed in bins around the lake.
- Use of harmful chemicals in farming reduced in and around the lake
- At least 50 % of the target population able to speak about five basic ideas of environmental protection atSyarpu Lake.
- Number of pregnant women taking 4th ante natal check-up at local health post, and increased delivery at a birthing centre with a skilled birth attendant
- Number of children (aged less than 1) immunized.
- Toilet construction in 100% of houses, and proper hand-washing training and implementation, with 50% reduction in the diarrhoeal disease.
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