Annual Report 2020

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WHAT Local Initiatives for Community Empowerment and Development Project (LICED) LOCAL PARTNER LWF Nepal WHERE Morang, Lalitpur, Kailali, Dhanusa, Bardiya Districts WHO 9,926 individuals ALWS ACTION ALWS $406,000, DFAT $185,094

Why our help is needed Marginalised groups such as Indigenous, Dalit, refugee communities, women, people with disabilities are among Nepal’s most vulnerable – especially during COVID-19.

Our action together • 4,224 families supported through COVID-19 • 11 quarantine centres were supported with

equipment for returning workers

• 1,046 farmers supported to begin commercial

farming of vegetable, turmeric, chilli and mushroom farming

• 1,380 farmers received agricultural training • 328 entrepreneurs supported to establish

enterprises and are now self-employed

• 1,791 people increased their knowledge on WASH

and personal hygiene

• 248 families benefited from water sources such

as wells and pumps being repaired

• 33 teachers from 22 public schools participated in

a disability-inclusion education training program

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5 disability-friendly public toilets constructed 48 households have installed a bio-gas plant 101 human rights defenders trained

189 people from 7 communities trained on Community Based Disaster Risk Management skills

What we learned By communicating and collaborating with local government, the amount and quality of support these local authorities provide to the community has improved. For example, provision of water pumps, funding for community development activities, and vaccinations for livestock.

Our impact 1,800 families now have access to resources such as land, water and financial services, and improved farming techniques. Increasing numbers of families are now able to grow or purchase sufficient food all year round and have a healthier, more varied diet. 12

AUSTRALIAN LUTHERAN WORLD SERVICE 2020 ANNUAL REPORT

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Nepal – LICED