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नेपाल उठ्दैछ, नेपालको लागि प्रार्थना
Phulmaya Tamang carrying CGI sheet provided by Caritas in Thokarpa VDC Sindhupalchowk_Photo_CaritasNepal
Putali Nepal in Chandenimandan VDC Kavre district with Caritas Provided Wash Kit_Photo_Caritas Nepal
Survivor: Jo Joyner meets Mishri Nepal, 74, who was thrown from her house by the earthquake
Caritas member CRS provided shelter and WASH kits to an initial 1,250 people in a village in Gorkha. Photo by Jake Lyell for Catholic Relief Services
Distribution of Tarpaulin in Kavrepalanchowk
Shelter kit distribution place in Rasuwa
The 26th General Assembly was inaugurated by Honorable Bishop Paul Simick,Patron of Caritas Nepal with the lightning of the lamp.
Caritas Nepal 26th AGM 7 November, 2015
Fr.Pius Perumana ,Executive Director welcomed all the guests to the 26th annual general assembly .
Patron of Caritas Nepal
(Caritas Nepal 26th AGM 7 November, 2015)
(Caritas Nepal 26th AGM 7 November, 2015)
Mr. Manindra Malla(Head of Program Desk) Presenting Caritas Nepal 26th Annual Report
Mission to save lives and
give hope to people!
1. To empower the poor to pursue sustainable livelihood opportunities in order to reduce poverty
2. To animate people and organizations to realize basic human rights and well being and support the emerging democracy and peace in Nepal.
3. To undertake relief and empower people to work together to reduce risks brought about by natural disasters
4. To provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflicts and to Nepali migrants in order to safeguard their basicrights and help them in rehabilitation.
Main cross cutting concern: Gender Equality
10419 households were provided cash grant by Caritas Nepal / CRS in Gorkha.
Caritas Nepal Earthquake Emergency Response and Relief Materials distributed.
1.Shelter Items to 70036 households of 168 VDCS
2.Food and seeds to 23534 households of 60 VDCS
3.Wash Items to 37690 households of 79 VDCS
4.CGI Roofing sheets to 24584 of 43 VDCS
Institutions supported: 246 schools were provided 553 Tent, 136 schools were provided 951 bundles of corrugated roofing iron sheets, 106 schools were provided 1326 Tarpaulins, 34 schools were provided 1136 solar lights. Accordingly, 130 Health Posts were provided 136 tents, 22 Health Posts were provided 73 solar lights, 21 Health Posts were provided 45 folding beds,.VDC offices and security units in Sindupalchowk, Nuwakot, Kavrepalanchowk were given some relief items as well (tent, corrugate iron roofing sheets, WASH kit, solar lights).
Madhu is a member of the Camillian Task Force, which is partnering with Caritas Nepal to provide medical care to communities devastated by the earthquake. For the past few weeks, Madhu and 14 fellow team members have hiked mountainous terrain, witnessed landslides and lived in tents, in order to reach the most remote communities in Gorkha, the epicentre of the 25 April earthquake in Nepal.
Award-winning actress and CAFOD supporter Jo Joyner is calling for urgent action after visiting communities in Nepal who were severely affected by April’s earthquake.
Jo, whose work includes No Angels, EastEnders, Ordinary Lies and more recently The Interceptor, travelled to Nepal to see how people are coping three months since the devastating earthquake, and how crucial the work of our local partners has been in providing life-saving aid.
Reaching remote villages in Nepal with medical care care
Actress Jo Joyner travels to Nepal with CAFOD
I am Suchana Chaudhary,19 years old from Narayanpur VDC- 8, Syanigaun of Dang district. I am studying in grade 11 in a government school and live with my father, mother, a younger brother and a younger sister. My family has 15 Kattha (0.5 ha) of farm land. I belong to IPM adoption group of Caritas Nepal that has been coordinating to promote vegetable farming with IPM practices. I am able to work with my family in our farm, help them to pursue IPM practices and high value crop farming practices. In the past year, I earned Rs. 90,000- from sales of various vegetables and Rs. 200,000/- from onion sales alone. This income has helped my family meet its basic needs, and also keep some savings for the future.
Mrs. Ganga Raut improved rice grain yield by 45% through IPM practices: I am 36 years, Ganga Rawat from Dakhakwadi village, Pyuthan district. I am a group member of Pragati Farmer Field School Group. I am undertaking farming rice in my 7 Kattha of land. I practice the following important IPM practices: proper nursery management, maintain adequate spacing during transplantation, pest and disease control using right variety of paddy and using biological control methods. In the past year, I earned Rs 30,000/-from sales of rice. Earlier I did not have enough production to sell significant amount of rice. But now my rice yield has increased by about 40% as compared to the past. This increase has allowed me to sell surplus rice. Hence, I am glad that I have enough rice to feed my family and additional income from rice sales to meet our family’s basic needs.
Mr. Suja Rokaya, 41 years old farmer from Alayachour Village of Latikoili VDC, Surkhet has witnessed the significant fluctuation in arrival of monsoon and greater variation of rainfall within the season in recent years which had decreased the rice production and increased food insecurity. In 2011, he became a member of Chadani Small Holder Farmers’ Agriculture Research Group formed by SAFBIN project, Caritas Nepal, where he learned about the global phenomenon of climate change and need for adaptation.The group tested newly released different drought tolerant Sukkha Dhan 2 and Sukkha Dhan 3 to compare with locally resident variety Radha 4 in the year 2012. In the first year of the trial (2012), which was considered to be moderately drought year by research station, the farmers found that the newly introduced Sukkha Dhan 2 and 3 varieties provided better grain yields as compared to Radha 4. The result encouraged, all the members of the group Besides the new varieties they also followed good agriculture practices such as 2-3 seedling per hill, wider spacing 20 x 20cm crop geometry, use of adequate amount of compost and farm yard manure and recommended doses of chemical fertilizer. These practices were demonstrated to them in the initial year by Caritas Nepal. With the new varieties and good practices Mr. Suja Rokaya now harvests around 50 muri (2625kg) of rice from 15 Kattha. This increase in yield is by 65 percent. The yield realized was 5.2 ton/ha compared to 3.15 ton/ha earlier. This has increased his family's rice grain food security from 5 months to 9 Months. Caritas Nepal is glad to see that the farmers
are adapting to climate change by selecting and planting suitable drought tolerant varieties and
by pursuing good practices in rice cultivation.
Mr. Tilachand Chamlagai becomes a special needs
teacher to children
At the young age of eight, Mr. Tilachand Chamlagai, became a refugee. He left Bhutan with his parents in
1992. After arriving in Nepal they lived in the Bhutanese Refugee Camp (Beldangi-1) in Eastern Nepal.
He was glad to undergo schooling at the camp’s school. He also taught in the Green Vale Academy of the camp where he studied up to grade ten. While teaching at the school he came to know many special needs children and was emotionally touched by the challenges they faced for personal development. He made up his mind to help them and pursued training in Kathmandu to become Special Needs Teacher at Community Based Rehabilitation Center. He accessed this opportunity as he was provided support by Caritas Nepal for future studies. After completing this training he is helping the special needs children to pursue education and personal development. It is a challenging occupation, however, he says he is making best use of the skills he has learned and is glad to be of service to special needs children in the camps. Mr. Tilachand thanks Caritas Nepal for the love and support that has helped him and other Bhutanese Refugees children to move towards a bright and fruitful future.
Mrs. Kalika Bhandary
Dhikurpokhari VDC (Village development Committee) is one of the affected locations in Kaski district by the devastating earthquake which occurred on 12 April, 2015 in Nepal. More than 30 families were badly affected by the earthquake in that locality and Mrs. Kalika Bhandary is one of them whose house is badly affected by the earthquake. She lives at Dhikurpokhari-4, though there are no any causalities in her family, her house is not a safe to live . Since there is no other alternative to stay, her family is still living in that house with some repairing. She has 3 members in her family who is a active farmer and also one of the SAF-BIN(Strengthening Adaptive Farming in India, Bangladesh & Nepal) beneficiary associated with “Safalata” SHFC (Small holders farmers Collective) formed by CARITAS Nepal, SAF-BIN Project at Dhikurpokhari VDC.
Mrs. Kalika Bhandary receiving blankets from the CARITAS Nepal, field staffs in Dhikurpokhari,Kaski
CARITAS Nepal, one of the leading NGO in Nepal who have also helped the affected families by providing emergencies kits such as food and non-food items .Recently, In Dhikurpokhari VDC, CARITAS Nepal has helped more than 25 families providing blankets (2 blankets for each families) for their winterization. Mrs. Kalika Bhandary is one of the affected family who have also received 2 blankets from the CARITAS Nepal on 25 January, 2016. CARITAS Nepal, field staffs of Kaski district, have provided blankets in her locality. She have also received “Identification Card of Earthquake Victim” from official of Nepal Government .After receiving the blankets by CARITAS Nepal, Mrs. Kalika Bhandary expressed gratitude and gave thanks to CARITAS Nepal for the relief assistance . She also added that “These blankets will be more helpful for us during winter.
The affected families in Dhikurpokhari VDC along with Mrs. Kalika Bhandary are very pleased and happy receiving blankets from the CARITAS Nepal. CARITAS Nepal is also planning to support CGI Sheets and Cement for necessary re-structuring their houses and some other supports on their livelihoods as well .
Highlight of Caritas/CRS current work in Gorkha
Caritas Nepal's Theme Song
Caritas emergency efforts in Nepal three months after
Caritas Nepal, Earthquake Relief and Response 2015
Did you know?
In Christian theology caritas or love(agape), means an unlimited loving-kindness towards all others