Synopsis Of Major Activities

Synopsis Of Major Activities

Synopsis Of Major Activities


RWUA has been operating two sub-projects: (i) Sustainable Agriculture (SA) (ii) Disaster and Public Health under Natural Resource Management. World Neighbor (WN) is assisting as a support partner in Sustainable Agriculture and Oxfam & Recid/N is a support partner of Disaster and Public Health. The major objective of Sustainable Agriculture is to facilitate and inspire farmers to follow organic methods of agriculture. To save the productive land from the contamination of chemical fertilizer and pesticide/insecticide, Sustainable Agriculture supports to minimize the use of chemicals as much as possible and urges farmers to use compost fertilizer. It is also focused on agriculture forestry, proper management of cattle, rearing earthworm for vegetable farming, use of improved oven and sanitation of residential area.

Disaster and Public/Community Health sub-project relates with more awareness raising activities. It mobilizes communities, especially women groups to aware people about health &sanitation such as the use of pure drinking water and compulsory use of toilet. In the disaster sector, it conducts community level workshops and seminars on disaster preparedness and post management. For the protection of the settlements, it mobilizes local people for the preservation of forest and aforestation in deforested areas. Under this sub-project, RUWA has a reserve fund of NRS 411318.00 for the immediate relief of disaster affected people.


RWUA is established with the basic motive of women’s participation and their own initiation in social reformation and development. Since the establishment, it has been uniting and providing trainings for women to improve their socio-economic and family status. The steps taken
by RWUA proved that women are also equally capable and responsible for social development. More than 250 women community groups
are actively involved in 10 VDCs of Sarlahi district under RWUA’s Social Mobilization & Women Empowerment and Women Headed Social Reformation Programs. The organization has successfully completed (2058-2061) “Organized Gender Skill Development Project” supported
by Canadian partner INGO (CCGRO). Now RWUA is implementing the second phase of the same project. Both sub-projects became milestone for RWUA and communities on gender sensitivity, women empowerment and establish network in local and global arena. RWUA has learned a lot  and became able to established itself as Gender Resource Organization (GRO). It was awarded in 2062 B.S. by Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare as an excellent organization for promoting Women Rights and contributing Women Empowerment activities.


RWUA has involved not only in the field of women empowerment but also in disability support program. It gives equal priority to disabled people as an active actor of each and every program. It has been implementing “Disabled Support and Rehabilitation Program” in collaborative support of Handicap International Nepal since 2060 B.S and “Disability Inclusion Project” since 2 and half yrs. The working VDCs are Haripur, Laxmipur, Janakinagar, Jabdi, Ghurkauli, Pidari, Farahadwaha and Netragunj VDCs of Sarlahi. It provides PRT service, support for inclusive education, social and economic empowerment, rehabilitation and refer to specialized services and disabled centered awareness programs, support for ID card and citizenship build the capacity of Disability Concerned Group, advocate for mainstreaming disability and for the rights of PWDs in community level and district level as well.


RWUA has been implementing the Poverty Alleviation Program (PAP) in the partnership with PAF since 2006 and ongoing up to now. The working VDC are Laxmipur, Janakinagar, Faradwaha, Sekhauna and Sisaut. The Program is specially designed for the people who are below poverty line, dalit, janjati and female as well. 97 COs have been formed among them 66 COs has received amount from PAF for IGA activities by which 2095 HHs have been benefited. Rs.9,39,394.00 amount of fund has been established by target groups of the project and now the fund have been revolved among groups in income generation activities and . PAF has provided Rs.2,41,30,350.60 amount to the groups to alleviate poverty through income generation activities. Activities of PAF is to mobilize the community, form Community Organization, collect demand, prepare community proposal, conduct IGA trainings, provides logistic support for all COs & conduct different coordination & networking meeting with line agencies to develop linkages of COsby which the livelihood standard has been improved and community feelings and self dignity have been increased among target groups. Women are empowered by which accessibility of women has increased in leadership level.


RWUA regularly organizes awareness raising programs (training, workshop, street rally, street drama, folk song competition) as mentioned in its yearly planning on the issues of Women, Child and Disabled rights, Caste and Gender Discrimination, Health & Sanitation, Disaster Reduction, Violence against Women, Superstitions like witch, dowry system and other cross cutting issues such as human trafficking and HIV/AIDS.


The RWUA has worked in the field of disaster project named “Mainstreaming Disability into Disaster Risk Reduction” in the partnership with DIPECHO , Handicap International. The project was implemented in Janakinagar and Haripur VDC. The community where the program was implemented is associated in the bank of Lakhandehi river. The flood of the river has convert cultivable land into sandy land and each year most of the families become homeless. Due to flood more than 510 household and 3738 populations are affected. Activities like formation of DMC group, awareness raising programs (folk song competition, street drama, and mock drill), capacity building programs (TOT training, use of IEC materials and DRR training) and construction of barrier free infrastructure (safe shelter) during disaster. The beneficiaries of the project are 265 household, 664 female and 758 male, altogether 1442 population and 86 PwDs in total from Haripur VDC where as in Janakinagar VDC 245 household, 719 female, 723 male and 28 PwDs in total are benefited by the project.


RWUA has been implementing the Local Governance Community Development Program (LGCDP) in the partnership with DDC, Sarlahi since 2010 and ongoing up to now. The working VDC are Dhungrekhola, Karmaiya, Shankarpur, Rajghat, Barathwa and Hajariya . The Program is specially targeted for the disadvantaged group. 54 ward citizen forums have been formed.  “Bipannata Starikaran” has been done by preparing social resource map in each and every ward of VDC where the program is implemented.


RWUA has established partnership with UNDP/LRP for improvement of VEEDH communities through implementation of Income Generating Activities(IGA), Micro enterprise development(ME) and Technology Transfer(TT). The program has been implementing in 33 VDCs since August 20, 2010. The total targets CGs are 132 but we are only working with 59 CGs for short period according to suggested by UNDP/LRP. Major Income Generating Activities(IGA) and Micro-enterprise(ME) preferred and prioritization by the CG members. In the case of Technology Transfer, only 5 CG are selected. They were altogether about 30 business identified and running well in CGs. Most of business plan were prepared and they were implemented by CGs in all individual basis. Various castes, ethnic & indigenous, Dalit, Muslim, other Madhesi and minorities were actively participated in the project and now most of the members of CG have got self-employmentand are earning Rs. 10,000 to 15,000 per monththrough their business after implementation of IGA and ME programs. Some members of CG have gained technical knowledge of agriculture and livestock through the training of Vegetable farming & livestock.This project has been gradually empowering the women, dalit, ethnic & indigenous and minorities’ communities through strengthening their capacity and involving them in various development activities.

  1. Samunnati Program “Save the Children”

RWUA has been implementing the Sponsorship Program in partnership with Save the Children since July 2017. The working MunicipalityisIshworupur and as the program run, it will cover Other Municipalities in 2019 including Haripur. The Program is specially designed for the children. The Sponsorship program has six projects (Maternal & New Child Health (MNCH) (0-3 years), Early Childhood Care & Development (ECCD) (3-5 years), Basic Education (BE) (6-18 years), School Health & Nutrition (SHN) (10-18), Adolescent Development (AD) (10-18 years) and Livelihood (14-29 years)for supporting.


RWUA believes in cooperative and collaborative effort of social networking for the success of any development projects. Since the establishment, it has been developing its relationship with different communities, government and non-government organizations in local and central levels. VDC, DDC, DEO, DPHO, DAP, WD are local level government organizations of RWUA. In Central level, it  is linked with SWC, Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, and different INGOs. For effective implementation of the project, RWUA has joined partnership with 4 local NGO: (i) LaxmiNath Youth Club, Haripur (ii) Mutual Development Council for Public Interest (iii) Pashupati Women Awareness Society (iv) Community Development Program 


RWUA has established a cooperative in 2058 B.S. for the mobilization of local economy for local development and the sustainability of its own development programs. At present 830 members are involved in saving and credit scheme with total saving amount of NRS 2,50,00,000.00 to support the reproductive health and disaster relief programs, RWUA has established fund of NRS 920000.00 and 482000.00 respectively. It has run 3 health clinics in different villages which provide health facilities and collect small amounts to support the regularity of the program. One big training hall, guest room rents are the source of regular income for the firm. 

RWUA has its own land and disable friendly building (2 building) of 16 rooms with inclusive disaster risk reduction resource centre and disability friendly water tap. It has sufficient office tools like furniture, computers, and printer, fax, photocopy and training materials.  For the quality and accessibility of education, it has established a public library in its own building.