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Nutrition and Resilience Livelihood Technical Program (NRL-TP)


Nutrition and resilient livelihood program is an integrated nutrition approach that addresses multiple barriers to good nutrition outcomes. The program engages with various stakeholders to improve maternal and child health as well as to improve the capacity of local government for gender, socially responsive, and disability-inclusive health system preparedness. The program also aims to increase access to year-round nutritious food, supporting families to meet the dietary requirement of mothers and children, especially among the bottom quintile of the population. Livelihood support further enables the bottom 40% of households to consistently grow their incomes at a rate higher than the national average, to support graduation from poverty by building the resilience of people and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters.

Strategic Objective:

  • Improve maternal and Child Nutrition
  • Children are protected from childhood illness and diseases
  • Government is accountable to provide basic health services

Expected Results:

  • Reduction in number of children under 5 years of age, who are underweight
  • Reduction in number of children under 5 years of age, who are stunted
  • Reduction in number of children under 5 years of age, who are wasted Improved

Key Achievements:

Improved Child Health: RDC Nepal significantly prioritizes work in areas of child health, safer motherhood, child nutrition and maternal health, and supports the government campaign along with Sustainable Development Goals national indicators to promote community-led total sanitation, enhancement of capability and governance of health institutions.

  • 4207 Children aged 0-59 months were directly benefited from Growth monitoring and Promotion (GMP). Of the total 2762 identified malnourished children, 2134 underweight children were enrolled in the Positive Deviance (PD) Hearth Session.
  • Individuals were provided with access to clean and safe drinking water with the installation of 189 hand pumps. Adjacent HHs and other community members were also benefitted side by side.
  • 2244 Pregnant/lactating women and family members were directly benefited from breastfeeding week (1-7 August) initiatives including street drama, video messages on breastfeeding, institutional delivery, WASH practices, dietary diversity. Digital media campaign across WVI Nepal’s social media channels was also conducted to mark breastfeeding week.
  • 6 Health facilities were supported with medical supplies including delivery bed, Compressor Nebulizer, BP Set, ANC bed, stretcher to strengthen and support the quality of health service delivery.
  • 105 Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) group members belonging to 15 health facilities were oriented on roles and responsibilities so that they could demonstrate their capacity for advocacy with local government to fulfill the basic needs of local people.

Key Achievements:

Increased Community Resilience: The developmental initiatives of RDC Nepal support families to boost their production, income and capabilities to help meet the needs of their children through value chain development, skills enhancement of vulnerable youths, training programs for usage of innovative technologies and superior farming processes, and support packages for communities to enable them to manage disaster induced risks.

  • 212 Households were supported with business training and support to start and strengthen their business.
  • 212 Members (100% women) were empowered and practiced saving behavior including Household income and expenditure management through 9 Savings for Transformation (S4T) groups.
  • 30 Individual Household benefitted with Vocational Training (Level I – Tailoring) .
  • 100 Ultra Poor Households were transitioned out of poverty through interventions aimed at Ultra-Poor Graduation (UPG).
  • As a part of disaster preparedness, RDC Nepal has supported in preparing local stakeholders to respond on earthquakes, floods and fires through mock drills/simulation exercises. Further, necessary disaster response kits and materials were handover to local disaster management committees.

Project Goal:

Build Sustainable Livelihoods through income, assets, access to finance, access to markets, local enterprise and natural resource management.

Key Achievements:

People with Disability focused interventions: A short-term gift catalogue project was intervened targeting to children and adults with physical disabilities who are being neglected, underserved and families couldn’t afford services for treatment and rehabilitation. It supports in achieving the aim of sponsorship project reaching to MVC, CWD and families. It emphasizes relationship with local governments, executive bodies, stakeholders and community people too.

  • 93 children and 51 adults with disability had participated on assessment camp.
  • 20 children and 24 adults with physical disability had received assistive devices as recommended by physicians during assessment camp.
  • Families and caretakers of beneficiaries were consoled and suggested for appropriate use of assistive devices.
  • Children and adults who needs superficial services were referred to higher center, some were referred for eye treatment and some were for physiotherapy services.

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