Success Stories

Supporting Returnee Migrants through Psychosocial Counselling

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The pandemic and the lockdown imposed in Nepal and destination countries has left many migrant workers stranded with unfavorable working and living condition. The prolonged separation from families and the challenging conditions upon return including quarantine and stigmatization have triggered psychological stress for migrants and their families.

Read here how psychosocial counselling provided by Safer Migration project is helping returnee migrants cope with stress and psychosocial problems. (PDF, 555.4 kB, English)

Supporting Business Association’s through Webinars on Safety at Workplace

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Business industries gradually resumed services once the lockdown started easing out in Nepal. However, the risk remained high as staying safe from the COVID_19 at a workplace required specific safety measures. Auto Village in Butwal is one of the biggest auto workshops in Nepal, comprising of 800 workshops across the major East-West highway. Though, one of the biggest workshops in the country, it was struggling to resume its operation fearing the safety of its workers and customers from COVID-19.

Click here to read how Auto Village workshop resumed its operation amidst the pandemic (PDF, 676.6 kB, English).

Changing Household Perspective through Financial Literacy Class

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In 2014, when 25-year-old Meena’s husband went to Malaysia for work, she started dreaming of a better life. Living in Ramechhap, Meena made lavish spending when her husband sent her money. She says, “I was very excited when I started receiving money from my husband. However, the money made me spendthrift.”

Instead of saving the money her husband sent, she began buying new clothes and luxury items for her children. Meena soon realized that she was overspending but did not know how to handle her finances and the situation.

Read Meena's full story here.   (PDF, 689.9 kB, English)

 

Introducing Food Voucher Scheme to Support Vulnerable People Affected by COVID-19

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The lockdown that started in Nepal from 24 March to curb the spread of COVID-19, has hit the low-income people the hardest. Wage laborers, small businesses and traders faced a sudden loss of their source of income. To support these groups, on 29 March the Cabinet announced various measures and relief packages for the most vulnerable.

The local governments were given the responsibility to identify and provide food to those in genuine need, taking special care of vulnerable groups such as the elderly, single mothers, orphans and people with disability. In addition, both local and provincial governments were urged to establish and mobilize their own fund to provide relief to vulnerable individuals.

Read the full story here. (PDF, 455.8 kB, English)