Day Labourers Receive Help from Villagers

Ramantar Village, Nepal

 

We had planned to do many things in the community this quarter, but we couldn't perform all because of the coronavirus and lockdown in the village. We focussed on preventive measures and also taught them about medical treatment if they needed it. It was good for them to be encouraged to eat locally produced fresh foods to boost up their immune system. Drinking hot water, washing hands with soap and water, and maintaining health safety measures always helped them out.

 

There was a food crisis in our community. Villagers who used to do daily labour had a very hard time. Sometimes, they went to the forest to find food. They suffered greatly. We collected some money from the local community to help them. Some community leaders donated money that allowed us to buy rice, lentils and soap for the twenty families who were victims of the COVID-19 lockdown. It was a great help for them in this crisis.

 

Our Transformational Community Development (TCD) Committee initiated a motorable road development project in our village. We raised 100,000 NPR from the community and went to the local government. They provided 150,000 NPR. We completed this road construction project. I have encouraged and motivated the villagers to become involved in Income Generation activities as much as possible.

 

Success story

Devna lives in Ramantar Village. She has a husband and two children. She had no business idea. After she joined the TCD group, she got some ideas to do business and raise income sources. She decided to start a fancy clothes shop at the bazaar. GHNI provided Seed Money. At the beginning, she started with a small budget but later on she expanded her shop by taking a loan from the bank. Now, Devna and her family have a good investment and income, and have become self-sustaining. Their children are sent to boarding school for quality education. Before this, the family was suffering from financial problems. Now, their situation and lifestyle has changed. 

Thank you!

 

Sreva*
GHNI TCD Worker

*For the purpose of safety and wellbeing, "Sreva"and “Devna” are pseudonyms for the individuals helping with this project.

 

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