Mugu Integrated Livelihoods Project

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.

  • Location
    Nepal Mugu
  • Start project
  • Projectstatus
    Needs funding
  • ID: NL-KVK-56484038-C_004051
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Mugu is one of the most remote districts of Nepal, ranking lowest in HPI and development indicators. The district is gripped by severe food crisis, especially during the winter. Since 2007, the project is persistently working towards improving the livelihood of the marginalized people through food security and improved health in the 3 VDCs of Mugu’s Khatyad belt.

The project focuses on improving food and nutrition status of the targeted communities. Furthermore, WASH components were also included in 2010 to address the need of safe drinking water and sanitation and hygiene. The highlight of the project is making the targeted group economically independent, to help them cater the food scarcity by providing them income generating opportunities. A total of 22,161 people of Mugu will be directly benefitted through this project.

ICCO together with INF is implementing the project through the model of Group Action Process (GAP). GAP functions by organizing the people from marginalized communities into community based self-help groups. The idea is to strengthen their organizational capacities, extend the organization into VDC and district levels and link them up with relevant stakeholders so that the community people can directly take part in development issues that affect their everyday lives.

In addition, these organized community based groups will be entry points for livelihood improvement through income generation activities and health related interventions. Besides, opportunities for initiating value chain of local products will be identified and actively taken forward.
Mugu Integrated Livelihoods Project

Target group

With this project ICCO aims to empower marginalized groups to improve their quality of life through the approach of Group Action process (GAP). The GAP helps people to identify their problem, plan to solve the problem and implement the activities to solve the problem. The self-help group formed during the process will be the entry points for livelihood improvement through income generation activities and health related interventions.
The project will be implemented in 7 VDCs of Mugu district: Khamale, Sukhadhik, Hyanglu, Shreekote, Seri, Gamtha and Kotedanda. The project period is 3 years: starting from July 2014- June 2017. The target population is 22,161 around 4000HHs.

Goals overview

- Food Security & Sustainable Consumption (Output)
- Other (Other)