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

June 2010 to 31 July 2013

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

Budget committed and contributed:
$12.55 million

Implemented by:

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