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12 Dec 22

Start Strong Project – Six Month Update

It has now been six months since the Start Strong Project, match funded by the UK Government, launched and we wanted to share an update on its progress to date! The Start Strong Project aims to improve maternal health and reduce malnutrition for 1,000 vulnerable women and their children in…

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8 Aug 22

The Start Strong Project – Three Month Update

The Start Strong project, match funded by the UK Government, launched three months ago and we’re delighted to share with you an update on the activities delivered so far. The aim of the project is to improve maternal healthcare and reduce malnutrition amongst 1,000 vulnerable women and their children in…

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1 Jun 22

The Start Strong Project has officially launched!

The Start Strong Project is Underway!  The Start Strong Project, which has now launched as of April 1st, aims to improve maternal healthcare and reduce malnutrition for 1,000 vulnerable women and their children in Rugin and Bichhaya, Bajura district, Far West of Nepal. The Bajura district is one of the…

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10 May 21

International Day of Families 2021

In 1993, the United Nations decided that the 15th of May every year should be observed as The International Day of Families. This day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families. This…

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26 Mar 21

Start Strong: Nutrition

Limited community knowledge of maternal healthcare and good nutrition has contributed to high rates of malnutrition in the Far West of Nepal. Rates of global acute malnutrition (GAM) above 10% are considered as a high concern. The area in which the Start Strong Project is based, experiences rates of 19%. Networks…

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26 Mar 21

Start Strong: Agriculture

Farming is the main livelihood activity for 66% of people in Nepal and is crucial for remote rural communities. Being able to grow good yields of nutritious food enables farmers to feed their families well and increase economic independence by selling to others. However, challenging farming conditions and an unpredictable climate results…

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26 Mar 21

Start Strong: Maternal Healthcare

Mountainous areas of Nepal offer many challenges for the delivery of primary healthcare. Many villages are very difficult to reach and are not accessible by road. These areas are often affected by natural disasters, such as earthquakes, landslides and flooding due to monsoon rains. Weak healthcare structures and operational challenges in remote areas has…

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26 Mar 21

UK Aid Match FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about the Start Strong appeal and UK Aid Match: What is UK Aid Match? UK Aid Match was set up by the UK government to give a boost to public support for charities working overseas. It does this by doubling public donations to appeals…

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