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Project MILIP

Start project:
  • 2014
  • Kerk in Actie
  • International Fellowship Nepal

This project is an example of a shift in intervention strategy of ICCO Nepal from a grants based to co-investments model. This new model envisaged the local cooperatives, NGO (YES Nepal), local entrepreneurs and ICCO coming together to co-invest in micro enterprises through the cooperatives facilitated by the NGO.

Mugu ranks low in the Human Development Index (HDI) and development indicators, such as health, education, lifespan, child mortality, adult literacy, and food production in the country. The district has been affected by severe food crises, especially during the winter. Add to that lack of roads, electricity, higher education opportunities, drinking water and health facilities and you know that life is tough in Mugu. The project has persistently pursued to improve the livelihood of the marginalized people through food security and improved health in the 3 Village Development Committees of Mugu’s Khatyad belt.

Food and economic independence
The focus is on improving the food and nutrition status of targeted communities. Furthermore, water, sanitation and hygiene components have also been included since 2010 to address the safety in these areas. Main objective of the project is to make the people of Mugu economically independent, to help them cater the food scarcity by providing them income generating opportunities. A total of 22,161 people of Mugu will eventually benefit from this project.

Self-help groups
Together with the International Nepal Fellowship, ICCO implements the project in accordance with the GAP model (Group Action Process). Added value of GAP is to organize people from marginalized communities into community based self-help groups. The idea is to strengthen their organizational capacities, to extend the organization into a village development committee and district levels and to link them with relevant stakeholders. Then the community people can take part in development issues that affect their everyday lives.

This project identifies opportunities to initiate a value chain of local products and to actively set them in motion. It is also an example of a shift in the intervention strategy of ICCO Nepal; from grants based on a co-investment model.

Project Updates

Interaction with User Committee

Monitoring team from EO, ICCO and INF interacted with the active members of water user committee of khatad municipality, Mugu. All together there are 9 members in this group who are representing 26 beneficiaries households of the water scheme. They are proactively engaged in regular repair and maintenance of the water scheme and structure. According to them, the installation of water scheme make it easy for them to access clean water for their regular use. Before, they used to walk miles. Also, they expressed increased access to water has directly contributed in their health as they are using the water for cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation. Similarly, it has increased their land value. Due to availability of water around, People now have started opening hotels. At the same time,women workload has reduced to large extent. They are very happy to have near access to clean water.n

Nepal Early Recovery and Rehabilitation Project (NERRP)

NERRP was part of ICCO's early recovery and rehabilitation effort targeting the most vulnerable households affected by the ...

Project started:
  • 2015
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Opportunities for Nepalese Coffee Farmers

HAMRO COFFEE project is part of the larger Support for Trade and Economic Capacity Building: Trade and Private ...

Project started:
  • 2017
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HAMRO COFFEE is a two year project, supported by the EU, and implemented by ICCO in six coffee ...

Project started:
  • 2017
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