Our current PHASE Austria newsletter provides news and information on our projects in Nepal as well as our fundraising activities in Austria. This time, we have very good news again: With support from the German Schöck-Familien-Stifung we are able to fund an agricultural project focusing on nutrition in the remote community of Bhee (Mugu District) which will complement the EKFS-funded health programme there. We are also happy present our Annual Report 2020 with provides detailed information on the projects in Nepal as well as our accounts. This year, we have reached two major milestones: since PHASE Austria’s foundation in 2007, we have now provided more than one million Euros for […]
With funding from the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), we are able to expand our commitment in the Karnali Region in northwestern Nepal: In four communities in Bajura and Humla, we will support a maternal and child health programme, which will focus on the issue of nutrition like the ongoing programme in neighbouring Mugu District. By raising awareness, agricultural trainings and support of vegetable farming and cash crops like kiwi and spices, the most disadvantaged people in this remote region will be enabled to produce healthier, more diverse food for themselves and their children and thus improve their life chances. About a third of the total population of 14,100 people will […]
In December, we are launching a new project in Bama, Mugu. The project, funded by the City of Vienna, aims to improve the commmunity’s drinking water supply, at the same time relieving the burden of carrying water for women and girls, and in general improving the sanitary situation in these villages. For more information, please see the project description. PHASE Austria has been supporting the PHASE health programme in Bama since 2018. The project duration is one year. We would like to thank the City of Vienna for its support!
This City of Vienna funded project was successfully completed in October 2019. In the project, a total of 283 farmers and their 2,019 family members were supported with trainings in vegetable farming, chicken and goat rearing to enable them to provide better food for their families and gain an additional cash income, too. The project also included very successful trials for mushroom farming, and provided funds for a local collective to start a local farmers’ market in Sorukot, the municipality headquarters. In addition, PHASE Nepal staff provided trainings and information on nutrition with a focus on children under five. The end report is currently only available in German.
This short video gives an insight into the livelihoods and nutrition compoment of PHASE’s approach: by making available some materials and, most importantly, training and knowledge, we achieve a significant improvement in the lives of the people of Mugu.
This is the time of the year when it is tempting to look back and think about the past year – and this brings me to the first point of order: a heartfelt thank you to all our supporters and friends! Without private donations guaranteeing our independence, we would simply be unable to support PHASE’s work in Nepal! Women in Luma, one of the project communities In the past year, this enabled us to win substantial support from Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung for PHASE’s maternal and child health programme in Mugu, as well as funding from the City of Vienna for a Girls’ Empowerment Programme in neighbouring Bajura district. In this context, […]
The City of Vienna supported project “Food Security for Mugu” enabled the local farmers to organize a local market – an important step, as access to markets for perishable products is one of the main barriers in these remote villages, while there is local demand for fresh vegetables.