Volunteer Nepal National Group: VolNepal

Livelihood Support

 

Many of Nepal’s rural communities are isolated from the country’s main social and economic centers. The reasons behind this seclusion are diverse, ranging from inaccessible terrain, to political instability, to weak business sectors.

 

As a result, many segments of these communities can become easily encumbered by lower opportunities for personal growth. Our livelihood projects focus on women, minority races and religions, lower castes and those of alternative sexual orientation. We aid in ensuring that all social groups are represented by helping to create equal prospects for employment (and therefore access to means and resources), which in turn creates the opportunity for any individual in the community to gain independence. At VolNepal, we believe that education is the best facilitator.

 

Our lifestyle and cultural support programs aim primarily to create awareness around the subjects of discrimination, poverty and employment opportunity, specifically pertaining to these underrepresented groups of Nepal’s rural communities. Our projects in this respect have been diverse, and have included material such as targeted agricultural and entrepreneurial classes, as well as the use of tourism as financial support for these groups. 

 

    

Shiva teaching Chinapur's womens group about how to create a business. 

 

Community Farming Program

Location: Chitwan, Nuwakot

Start Date: January 2016

Expected Duration: 2 Years

Estimated Cost: US $10,000

Funded By: Nepal Rising (Seattle chapter), VolNepal house fund / Various Individual and Corporate Donors

Project Status: Ongoing

Fund Status: Additional funding required

Community Benefits: Women are key pillars in rural Nepali areas, but often suffer from lack of opportunity due to poorer levels of education and community participation. By educating them to have farming and building, women can generate sustainable sources of income for themselves, as well as becoming earners for the communities in which they live and work.

 

 

Community Tourism Program

Location: Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Kathmandu, Nuwakot, Palpa

Start Date: January 2015

Expected Duration: 5 Years

Estimated Cost: US $10,000

Funded By: VolNepal house fund / Various Individual and Corporate Donors

Project Status: Ongoing

Fund Status: Additional funding required

Community Benefits: VolNepal offers paid excursions through its sister company, GapNepal. Each and every one of GapNepal’s adventure programs also includes a component of volunteer service in one of VolNepal’s communities or supporting one of our projects.

 

 

Employment Generation Program

Location: Nuwakot

Start Date: November 2015

Expected Duration: 2 Years

Estimated Cost: US $20,000

Funded By: Donors required

Project Status: Ongoing

Fund Status: No funding yet acquired

Community Benefits: Many of the problems faced by rural Nepali communities stem from a lack of employment opportunity. These programs will aim to create employment for all community members inclusive of their status, by teaching them farming and building techniques.

 

 

Entrepreneurial Development Program

Location: Chitwan, Nuwakot, Palpa

Start Date: January 2016

Expected Duration: 2 Years

Estimated Cost: US $20,000

Funded By: Donors required

Project Status: Ongoing

Fund Status: No funding yet acquired

Community Benefits: For those individuals of rural communities who show entrepreneurial vision, we are structuring programs to allow them the freedom to explore their desired opportunities through career coaching, small-business startup guidance, and tutelage on how to access and utilize IT resources, in an effort to make their entrepreneurial goals sustainable for themselves.

 

 

Microfinance Program

Location: Chitwan, Dhading, Nuwakot

Start Date: January 2016

Expected Duration: 2 Years

Estimated Cost: US $2,000

Funded By: VolNepal house fund

Project Status: Ongoing

Fund Status: Fully funded

Community Benefits: Efficiently managing household income is an important part of creating a sustainable community. Our microfinance programs conduct sessions with the women or household heads of rural communities, and instruct them on how to successfully save money, take out and replay loans, as well as smartly invest to protect and grow their finances.

 

 

Public Health Awareness Program

Location: Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Kathmandu

Start Date: January 2011

Expected Duration: 2 Years

Estimated Cost: US $10,000

Funded By: Donors required

Project Status: Ongoing

Fund Status: No funding yet acquired

Community Benefits: Rural communities don’t have the same access to medical care as is necessary to maintain a healthy and hygienic lifestyle, as is enjoyed by those in more urban areas. We aim to provide medical outposts to promote optimal health conditions, including regular checkups, any necessary medications, and the implementation of IT infrastructure to facilitate these stations effectively.

 

Contact Address

Volunteer Nepal National Group (VolNepal)
GPO 9294, Nayabazaar Marg
Kathmandu, Bagmati Zone
44600, Nepal


For General Contact: info@volnepal.org
To Volunteer: volunteer@volnepal.org

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