Japanese granted asistance for the Project for Improvement of Living Condition in Kharpachok VDC (2nd phase).
Japan has extended financial assistance totaling USD 274,570.00, equivalent to approximately NPR 29,845,759, to the AMDA Multisectoral and Integrated Development Services (AMDA-MINDS) under the grant assistance for Japanese NGO projects scheme. AMDA-MINDS is a Japan-based NGO, which will provide technical and financial support to the partner agency, SAGUN Nepal, in the implementation of the Improvement of Living Conditions project in Kharpachok VDC.
A grant contract for the project is scheduled to be signed and exchanged between Shinya MACHIDA, Chargés d’Affaires of Japan to Nepal, and Chiho MATSUMOTO, Country Director, AMDA-MINDS Nepal office on February 24th at the Embassy of Japan in Nepal.
According to a press release issued by Japanese Embassy, the two-year project has already been in operation since March 2015, under grant assistance from the Government of Japan. It aims to improve the living conditions of the people of Kharpachok VDC, Kavrepalanchok district by focusing on livelihoods, water, and health and hygiene. This latest grant assistance will be used for the second phase of the project. The main elements of the second phase are as follows:
The project will provide agriculture and livestock training to local people, while also supporting existing cooperatives by training members in the sale of farm products, fund management, and commodity use.
Improved access to water
The project will support the community to install water supply facilities and agricultural water tanks in the most vulnerable clusters. For sustainable resource use, the project will provide training about water resource protection to people living in areas adjoining community forests where there are water sources.
Health and sanitation
To prevent and cope with infectious diseases such as diarrhea, the project will provide training and hold community awareness events.