PRACTICAL HELP ACHIEVING SELF EMPOWERMENT
supporting the empowerment of disadvantaged communities in Nepal
PHASE Austria supports a sustainable improvement of the situation and life chances of people in remote and/or disadvantaged communities in Nepal by applying an integrated, participative and community-oriented approach to rural development. Our projects, implemented by our local partner PHASE Nepal and its qualified Nepali staff, focus on access to health, education and livelihoods and the empowerment of individuals and communities.
We are convinced that education is the basis for any sustainable development. Literacy courses, empowerment of women and girls, and teacher…
Access to quality healthcare services, hygiene, clean water and sanitation is not self-evident in remote mountain regions and disadvantaged…
Most people in our remote project regions are subsistence farmers, many families cannot produce enough food to last them all year. This results in…
PHASE Austria - Since 2007
Relief and Reconstruction
On 25 April 2015, an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale rocked the central regions of Nepal. More than 9,000 people died, over 800,000 houses as well as roads, paths, hospitals and health posts, schools etc. were completely destroyed. Several communities in which PHASE Nepal had been working for years were amongst the worst hit.
PHASE Austria immediately started to support emergency relief; this disaster increased our commitment to support disadvantaged people in Nepal. Since, we have already succeeded in funding several reconstruction projects. However, the effects of the earthquakes will be felt for a long time yet. Please support our work for disadvantaged people in Nepal – even small amounts can go a long way!
Theory of Change
We believe that lack of healthcare, poor education and poverty are part of the same problem and that real and sustainable change can only happen by addressing all three issues. Therefore, PHASE aims to offer solutions in all three fields in project communities.
So far, PHASE Austria has supported projects in six districts and 16 project communities, initially in Sindhupalchok and Okhaldunga, later in Gorkha, and recently, we have mostly focused on the Karnali region in Western Nepal, a region that is extremely poor and underdeveloped even compared to other regions of Nepal. In winter 2018, we started an urban health project in Kathmandu.