Women for Peace and Democracy Nepal (WPD Nepal)

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WPD Nepal works to promote gender equity in Nepal. And in doing so enhance practice of democracy and promote the culture of just and equitable peace

Women for Peace and Democracy Nepal (WPD Nepal) works to promote gender equity and equality based development in Nepal. This enhances the practice of democracy and promotes the culture of just and equitable peace.

Vision    : A Just Society where Nepalese people can live in Peace and Prosperity

Mission :

  • Promote equitable access to resources and economic opportunities to end poverty and hunger (SDGs) and ensure that all targeted communities can fulfill their potential in dignity and equality in a healthy and secure environment.
  • Ensure all women and marginalized (transgender) can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives and that economic, social and technological progress occurs peacefully.
  • Promote sustainable consumption and production, manage natural resources sustainably, and reduce effects of climate change.
  • Advocate for peaceful, just and inclusive society, which is free from human rights violations and armed violence

Major achievements

  • Increased economic independence in the target communities through enhanced gender relations.
  • Increased the capacity of women leaders in politics, civil society organisations, security sectors and the media in communication, mediation, negotiations and advocacy skills.
  • Enhanced solidarity to end all kinds of violence against women and girls.

Case study

After being involved in the group a lot of positive changes has have happened. I am able to take loans in low interest and start a businesses, save money after meeting all the expenses of my family.” says Suryamaya Bartaula

Suryamaya Bartaula, aged 48 is a member of Milijuli Women Group. Her family consists of 5 member’s husband, one daughter and two sons.

Before being involved in Milijuli Women Group Suryamaya had no idea how a women group works and what were the benefits of being a member of the group. She was afraid to speak in front of people. Her self-esteem was really low. She had no idea of savings and also was not in a condition to save Rs. 10 in a month.

After being involved in Milijuli Women Group she took various trainings like vegetable farming, tailoring, adult education, and cornerstone. After receiving vegetable farming training she took loan of Rs. 10,000 from trust fund on February 14, 2018 and started growing beans. By selling beans she earned Rs.40, 000 in one season and returned her loan with interest. On February 14, 2019 she again took a loan of Rs. 5,000 for vegetable farming. Till now she has earned Rs. 8,000 by selling beans.  In future she is expecting to make 50,000 profits from selling beans. She also sells milk in a dairy farm from which she earns Rs.1, 50,000 yearly. Today she is able to save Rs. 800 monthly in the group savings.

She is very happy as she is earning well and could meet her household expenses and son's education who is studying in Kathmandu. She is really grateful as she got to participate in various trainings which have enhanced her knowledge and confidence. She shares, "After being involved in the group a lot of positive changes has have happened. I am able to take loans in low interest and start businesses, save money after meeting all the expenses of my family.” She thanks World Accord and WPD-Nepal for all the support.

She says," Thank You NERP for giving me the confidence and for the support to start something on my own"

Santa Maya Bayalkoti, 40 years old lives in Dobato, Sindhupalchwok. Her family consists of five member.

Devastating earthquake of April 25th, 2015 destroyed her house completely along with all her food and clothes and other basic need. Her family lost everything making them live under the open sky. Santa Maya shares” WDP-Nepal conducted a relief camp in her village and provided her with emergency relief materials like rice, tarpaulins, medicine and clothes” Santa Maya was also supported with a shelter home and later also became the member of Godavari Women Affinity Group formed under Nepal Earthquake Rebuilding Program (NERP).

After getting involved in group she has taken various training program like cornerstone, poultry farming, adult education, vegetable farming, goat rising. After taking poultry farming training she took Rs.1600 from group saving and brought a chicken. From that she made profit of Rs.3, 000. She again took loan twice Rs.16, 000 and 8,000 for goat rising from which she made profit of Rs. 27,000. Recently on September, 2018 has taken loan of Rs.15, 000 for buffalo raising, from which she is able to sell seven liters milk in dairy farm and is able to earn 7,000 in a week. She has paid loan amount along with interest. She is also able to save Rs.2, 00 in group saving in a month.

She says," Thank You NERP for giving me the confidence and for the support to start something on my own"

 


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