Nepal Earthquake Rebuilding Program (NERP)
Nepal Earthquake Rebuilding Program was initiated in Sindhupalchowk and Nuwakot targeting women from 90 households (one woman per household). The project focuses on rebuilding affected communities through socio-economic empowerment for women and marginalized individuals. The mission of the NERP is to support the poorest communities affected by the 2015 earthquake through shelter homes, school resources, and economic opportunities intended to improve the socioeconomic conditions of the women and communities being served in a sustainable manner. As of today, 60 shelter homes (20 in each community) have been built.
Eight Women Affinity Groups (WAGs) were formed as a part of this project, with six formed in the three communities of Sindhupalchowk (Sipapokhare, Jyamire and Tindhara) and two formed in Sunkhani, Nuwakot. Each WAG consists of 15 women. NERP has conducted different programs, including adult education, cornerstone training, recruitment of motivators and institutional support for local partners and groups, and has implemented various training programs such as goat raising, tailoring, and organic vegetable farming followed by micro credit loans in order to strengthen the capabilities of women in these communities.