In response to the needs of earthquake-affected families in Lamjung District, this project will provide shelter, diversified sources of income for farmers, and better community preparation for future disasters. This early recovery project is comprised of three components: i) increasing year round food security among the affected households, ii) ensuring safe and habitable homes for affected families and iii) developing community capacity on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).
Lamjung and Gorkha are among the severely affected districts in the Nepal earthquake on 25 April 2015. In Lamjung, Nepal Red Cross Society data show that a total of 2,706 houses were fully destroyed and 4,073 were partially damaged. The affected communities do not have the means to rebuild their homes. The earthquake also disrupted their traditional farming livelihoods, and they have no alternative sources of income.
The goal of the project is to contribute to the recovery and rehabilitation of the earthquake-affected households in 3 village development committees (VDCs) of Lamjung. Specific objectives of the project are:
- Earthquake affected households have increased food security through cash-for-work (C4W) activities, the formation/ reformation of farmers groups, and climate smart agricultural inputs, diversification and training for those groups.
- Earthquake affected households have safe and habitable homes through the provision of construction materials and training.
- Earthquake affected communities develop a Disaster Risk Reduction Plan for use in future disasters.
- Reduce vulnerability for earthquake-affected families in 3 VDCs of Lamjung District
- Reach more than 8,870 beneficiaries