Preventing the spread of COVID-19 and contributing to food security for 100 farming families in the village of Haku.
WHERE THE PROJECT TAKES PLACE
Nepal, Rasuwa District, Uttargaya Municipality
WHY WE WORK IN THIS AREA
In Nepal, among the most disadvantaged sections of the population, there are the internally displaced people of Haku; their village was razed to the ground by the 2015 earthquake and for 5 years they have been living in temporary shelters. Children suffer from chronic malnutrition, parents live on daily wages and sometimes monsoons or frequent landslides destroy their small shelters. With the pandemic, the situation is even more dramatic since all work has been suspended and every form of livelihood has been exhausted.
ASIA, which has already intervened to support the displaced people of Haku after the earthquake in 2015, in October, during the pandemic, has again helped this community, reduced to hunger after the repeated lockdowns in the country, by distributing food supplies to 680 families.
Currently, about one hundred farming families want to leave the temporary shelters and return to cultivate the land in their villages of origin, but to do so they need seeds and agricultural tools to start generating income. In addition, given the lack of basic hygiene standards, the risk of a rapid spread of Coronavirus infections is very high and there is an urgent need for immediate action to prevent a health emergency.
WHAT THE PROJECT CONSISTS OF
Our intervention aims to give a perspective to the future by providing seeds that will sprout to bring new life.
PROTECTION AGAINST COVID-19
44 women, volunteers for the community’s health, will be adequately trained to meet the population of the villages in the municipality of Uttargaya (8,298 people). They will inform them about the basic rules to be adopted for protection against Coronavirus and will the distribution of posters, flyers and masks to families who lack them. All volunteers will be equipped with personal safety devices (masks, gloves, boots and disinfectant).
SEEDS OF FUTURE TO RESTART
The 100 families who move to Haku will receive training on the production of income crops and their marketing, agricultural equipment and kits and 7 concrete and earth tanks for irrigation.
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