Success Stories

Ex-combatant Mukhiya's bicycle workshop...

Former Maoist combatant Mukhiya, 25, chose to undertake one month long rickshaw and bicycle training after he was discharged from Surkhet cantonment as a minor in more

Bringing out the entrepreneurship in women ex-combatants

Women ex-combatants have excelled in starting up enterprises and are establishing themselves as entrepreneurs with the support from United Nations Inter Agency Rehabilitation Programme (UNIRP), a more

No more weapons, now its scissors for cutting hair..

Phulmati’s beauty parlour business is flourishing in Bardiya, mid-west Nepal. Her earning per day ranges from Rs. 500 to Rs. 4,000. "We cannot predict fixed income more

Combatant turns into an independent entrepreneur

September 2010; To date, more than 1,484 men and women, verified minors and late recruits, discharged from Maoist cantonments in February 2010 have opted for the more

An ex-combatant builds a future

Buddhi Mahatara who hails from the mountain district Humla can be found these days repairing motorcycles in Tikapur, a city in the southern plains (Terai) district more

Rebuilding more lives

December 2010; Chaudhary, 21 and Budha, 22 were verified as minors during the UN-led verification process in 2007. After being officially discharged from the Surkhet cantonment more

An ex-combatant cherishes his new identity as shop owner

Nayalal, a 24-year old former combatant from the eastern part of Nepal, had a very difficult childhood. He was born in a poor and marginalized community more

Ex-combatants start a new life…………

Durga is running a tailoring shop in Dhankuta; Lila has a retail shop in Biratnagar and Anu has become the owner of a beauty parlour in more

“Our hands will not carry guns anymore…...”

Forty  Maoist ex-combatants cheered with joy as they received certificates for successfully completing Community Medical Assistant  and Lab Assistant courses from Rapti Technical School. “Our more

Ex-combatant turns digital photographer

Krishna Chaudhary’s education came to a complete halt when she had to join the Maoist army at the age of 18. She joined the army because more

Project Overview

Duration:
June 2010 to 31 July 2013

Location:
All five development regions (in Kathmandu, Bharatpur, Biratnagar, Nepalgunj, Dhangadi)

Budget committed and contributed:
$12.55 million

Implemented by:
UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA and ILO

Donors and implementing partners (amounts committed so far):
UNDP ($8.14m), UNICEF ($3.06m), UNFPA ($0.34m), (BCPR $0.69m), ILO ($0.32m)
Norway and DFID are the lead donors, funds channelled through the UNPFN.

Other partners:
Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction, NGOs, semi-government training institutes and the private sector

For more information:

Peace Building and Recovery Unit (PBRU)
1st floor, KSK Building (Opposite UN House)
Pulchowk, Lalitpur, Nepal
Tel: 977-01-5523200