Japanese government has decided to extend financial assistance of 239,299 US Dollars; equivalent to approximately 23,791,106 Nepalese Rupees to AMDA Multisectoral and Integrated Development Services (AMDA-MINDS) under the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects Scheme. AMDA-MINDS is a NGO based in Japan, which will provide technical and financial support to partner agency, SAGUN Nepal, to implement the Project for Improvement of Living Condition in Kharpachok VDC.
According to a press release issued by Japanese Embassy, a Grant Contract relating to this project signed and exchanged on \March 3 at the Embassy of Japan in Nepal between Masashi Ogawa, Ambassador of Japan to Nepal and Chiho Matsumoto, Country Director, AMDA-MINDS Nepal Office.
This grant assistance will be used to implement a project at Kharpachok VDC in Kavrepalanchok District, aiming for the improvement of people’s living conditions such as livelihood, water, and health and hygiene. The major elements of this project are:-
The project will provide agriculture training and material support to about 100 households which are food-deficient for more than six months in a year under the agriculture and livelihood training.
The project will support the community to install water tanks and repair existing water pipes in the most vulnerable clusters so as to secure water for both drinking and agriculture and improvement of water facilities..
To prevent and cope with local major infectious diseases such as diarrhea, the project will provide training and hold community awareness events in health and sanitation