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Helping People Overcome Earthquake Impact (HOPE)

Helping People Overcome Earthquake Impact (HOPE)

Helping People Overcome Earthquake Impact (HOPE) in Two Gaunpalika namely Uttargaya and Naukunda of Rasuwa district.  The project has been conceptualized to reach those unreached people and facilitate them build better with increased access to reconstruction support and livelihoods opportunities. The proposed project will analyze vulnerability, identify the most vulnerable and excluded members of earthquake-affected communities, quantify the impacts on them, and then implement activities to ensure that no one left behind or further disadvantaged as a result of the reconstruction and recovery effort. The initial phase of the project will be of two years (Dec 2018 to Nov 2020).


The project will be based on the overarching theory of change of the reconstruction support project ‘Purnima’, and will follow innovative approach to reach the unreached ensuring that no-one feel left behind (a foundational element of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development). The target beneficiaries of this project are elderly, single women, person with disability, poor and food insecure, and internally displaced people due to resettlement/earthquake impact. The project aims to provide direct benefit to some 2500 population which is slightly above 10 % of the total population of the project locations (Total population approx. 23,000).


This project will achieve good value for money with locally owned implementation and closely collaborated with government agencies. The experiences and expertise of the consortium with established organizations in the district is an opportunity to leveraging resources from different agencies for the sustainability of project outcomes. Nonetheless, interventions with already tested technologies and use of local expertise will definitely be economical, efficient as well as well accepted by the communities to achieve wider impact of the project. The total budget of the project will be around 50 million rupees, of which organization will contribute tentative 6.0% and around 10-15 % additional budget will be leveraged from local government particularly on hardware support and community infrastructure.


  • Community self-help approach:
  • Building on capacities/strength based approach:
  • Opportunity based approach
  • Organising and empowering approach:
  • Incubating, accelerating and scaling up approach:
  • Tailored-made support

Key results areas

Based on the overarching theory of change of the Purnima project, the proposed project has envisioned to contribute to reducing poverty and vulnerability of the earthquake affected communities of   Rasuwa district through building capacities of communities, creating enabling environment at local level to provide reconstruction support to the most vulnerable; providing diversified livelihoods opportunities; enhanced inclusion of the excluded in community level structures. Broadly, the project expects to achieve the following three key areas of outcomes (Fig 2) mutually reinforcing contributing to overall objectives of DFID’s post-earthquake reconstruction support in Nepal.




Reduced extreme poverty, enhanced social inclusion and resilience capacities (absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacities) of earthquake affected communities targeted) in the Project locations of Nuwakot and Rasuwa districts.




OUTCOME 1: Enhanced  understanding of vulnerability and vulnerable groups at the community level,   Output 1.1:Identify the most vulnerable people potentially left behind of the reconstruction and assess their vulnerability.

Output 1.2:. Most vulnerable earthquake affected women and men know their legal rights, understand the procedures of how to claim for reconstruction support

OUTCOME 2: Improved food security and higher incomes through increased or diversified livelihood, skills and employment opportunities for the most vulnerable households, taking account of the nature of their vulnerabilities   Output 2.1:Poor and food insecure households better access to improved farming technologies (sustainable soil management, crop management, pest management and post-harvest handling etc)

Output 2.2 : Community level livelihoods infrastructure benefiting to poor and vulnerable infrastructure (e.g. collection center, irrigation canal etc) rehabilitated and or reconstructed through cash-for-work programme.

Output 2.3:Men and women from poor and food insured household organized and received training of to expand their livelihoods opportunities

OUTCOME 2: Enhanced social inclusion through strengthened community social networks, more effective representation Output 3.1:Strengthened capacities of right-holders agencies (network and or organization of PLWD, Single women, small holders groups etc) to enhance their organize voice for their representation and access to services

Output 3.2 : Labour poor households identified, analyzed their constraints and provided support to receive reconstruction support from the government.


Fig 2:  Project results framework


Target groups:

Single women

Senior citizen

person with disability

Food insecure household


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