Livelihoods Recovery for Peace (LRP) project


LIVELIHOODS RECOVERY FOR PEACE PROJECT ASSISTS THE POOREST AND MOST VULNERABLE HOUSEHOLDS IN CENTRAL TERAI OF NEPAL TO ENHANCE THEIR LIVELIHOOD ASSETS.

The 20 southern plains districts of Nepal that border India have most of Nepal’s productive farmland, large areas of valuable forest and most of Nepal’s industry. In spite of this wealth many inhabitants of this Tarai area live in poverty and suffer serious socio-economic disadvantage. The long-standing grievances of the people of this area came to the surface in early 2007 as the Madhes Andolan (uprising) disrupted life across the Tarai with violence between hill and Madhesi people. Many of the grievances had yet to be addressed and the area was characterised by frequent strikes and shutdowns (bandhs) and weak law and order.

In 2009, the Livelihood Recovery for Peace project (LRP) was launched in the three poorest and most conflict-affected districts of the Tarai. Sarlahi, Mahottari and Rautahat are the districts where poverty, conflict and natural disasters most hinder development. The 1.7 million people of this area have a mixed makeup with 40% from traditionally disadvantaged groups.

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What have we accomplished so far

  • In 2014, UNDP’s support generated over 3,000 person days of employment (15 percent of which went to women), predominantly through the construction of 61 community infrastructures (51 hand pumps and 10 road drainage improvements) improving access to sanitation to more than1800 households in ultra-poor communities.

  • UNDP also provided micro-capital grants to over 6,400 individuals from 200 community groups to carry out income generating activities.

  • 7,900+ community group members gained membership in 64 cooperatives

  • 1,800+ households in ultra-poor communities gained access to sanitation

Latest Updates

  • Communities come together for livelihood

    Communities come together for livelihood

    August 2010; Siwir Tole, ward number 8, Dhungekhola village in Sarlahi district is a very poor area where mostly the 1990 flood victims have settled down.more

  • Samasuddin Ansari enjoying his new job. Photo: UNDP Nepal

    Economically empowering the rural poor......

    Opportunity to start a new life ………... Samasuddin Ansari, 35, of Basantapatti  in Rautahat district is physically challenged. Both his legs got crippled due to poliomore

  • Koshila Devi Malli with her citizenship card. Photo: Devendra Dhungana, UNDP Nepal

    The power of citizenship cards in Nepal

    Koshila Devi Malli of Murtiya in Sarlahi, a day wage labourer, has found a new source of pride. She and her husband now have Nepali Citizenshipmore

  • The produce of LRP supported vegetable farming. Photo: UNDP Nepal

    Renewed hopes through improved livelihood

    The unused waste land of ward 7 in Koluha Bagaiya village, Mahottari has turned into a lush green vegetable farm after 30 poor Dalit families andmore

Project Overview

 

Status:
active

Project duration:
April 2009-December 2014

Geographic coverage:
All 271 VDCs of Mahottari, Sarlahi and Rautahat districts

Focus Area:
Poverty Reduction

Implementing Partners:
District Development Committee(DDC), Women and Children's Office (WCO), Non Governmental Organisations(NGOs), Youth Clubs

For more information:

UNDP focal point
Mr. Dharma Swarnakar
Programme Analyst
Pro-Poor Policies and Sustainable Livelihoods Unit
UNDP
UN House, Pulchowk

Project focal point
Prem Kant Jha
Programme Manager
Mujeliya, Janakpur Municipality
Dhanusha, Nepal
Tel: 041- 620911
Email: prem.jha@undp.org

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