Livelihoods Articles

1 Oct 19

Project Update: Rebuilding Communities

In April 2015, news outlets around the world reported that Nepal had been hit by two devastating earthquakes. One of the areas most badly affected was Gorkha. Here, it was more than just a news story. Homes, farms and schools were destroyed as well as critical infrastructure. The damage left…

21 Aug 19

Mushrooms: Income and Nutrition

Women in Nepal are growing mushrooms to improve nutrition and generate income. Packed full of proteins, fibre, vitamins and minerals, mushrooms hold incredible nutritional value. Mushroom cultivation has the potential to address issues of extreme poverty and malnutrition in Nepal, as well as provide a sustainable source of income for…

5 Aug 19

Nutrition: Prevention over Treatment

We understand the importance of good nutrition in ensuring healthy communities. Our programmes incorporate nutrition into our primary healthcare support and agricultural training, for communities living in some of the most remote regions of Nepal. As we work towards ending malnutrition in accordance to Goal 2: Zero Hunger of the United…

30 Jul 19

Addressing Malnutrition in Mugu

Last year, PHASE Worldwide launched a programme aimed at tackling causes of malnutrition in women and children living in Mugu, where the number of children with global acute malnutrition is extremely high. Funded by the department for international development (DFID), the project will last three years, during which time we…

19 Mar 19

Rebuilding Communities in Gorkha

In 2015, Nepal was hit by two devastating earthquakes. One of the areas most badly affected was Gorkha. The earthquake cut off most of Gorkha’s villages, destroyed infrastructure and left many communities vulnerable to poverty. Following the earthquakes in 2015, the Big Lottery Fund (BLF) committed £2 million to rebuilding…

15 Jan 19

Working Towards Zero Hunger and Improved Nutrition in Far West Nepal

PHASE Worldwide’s director Tom has just got back from Nepal and, while there, he visited our project in Mugu that focuses on increasing food production and improving levels of nutrition. This is what he had to say… “I’ve spent the last two weeks over in Nepal – visiting our partner…

25 Aug 18

Improving and Developing Livelihoods Through Education

Pemba Gurung is a prime example of how skills acquired through training can change a person’s life. The 21-year-old from Kashiguan passed his secondary school exams and the future looked bright. However, when his older brother went to the Gulf to seek employment, he gave up his studies to support…

21 Aug 18

Project Update: Rebuilding communities and livelihoods in Gorkha, Nepal. A BLF Funded Project

The Big Lottery Fund (BLF) supports our ‘Rebuilding Communities’ project in Nepal. This combines education, health and agricultural training programmes as well as infrastructural re-building work. This is a five-year project and we are pleased to share with you the project activities and impact in the second year of the…

27 Jul 18

Project Update: Sanitation and Health in Sindhupalchowk District, Nepal

PHASE’s 16 month sanitation project has surpassed its aim of ensuring provision of 600 working toilets in Tauthali & Piskar villages located in Sindhulpalchok. The final construction totalled 625 household toilets and one two-roomed school toilet. Additionally, this work will enable both villages to regain their status (pre-earthquake) of Open…