Habitat for Humanity Nepal
Habitat's work in Nepal
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The housing need in Nepal
How Habitat for Humanity works in Nepal
Habitat for Humanity Nepal works with various community level organizations in 35 districts to increase its impact by reaching out to poorer communities. The result is a cost-effective and environmental-friendly housing program delivered through partnerships with non-government organizations, microfinance institutions, and village lending and savings groups. HFH Nepal also aims to make a difference through partnerships with the government and celebrity ambassadors. Special events such as Habitat Youth BUILD, Everest Build, and Scouts Build help to raise awareness of the need for decent housing. Together with its partners, HFH Nepal is currently building 2.3 houses per hour.
Strengthening of female-headed households
This project is currently in the second phase and aims to help female-headed households to upgrade their houses, improve their water and sanitation facilities, and maintain good personal hygiene. Families also form savings groups and learn how to boost their incomes through livelihood training. A total of 478 female-headed households in Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Saptari and Siraha districts will benefit through HFH Nepal’s partnership with local microfinance institutions.
Population: 31 million (July 2014 est.)
Urbanization: 17 percent live in cities (2011)
Life expectancy: 67 years
Unemployment rate: 46 percent (2008)
Population living below poverty line: 25.2 percent (2011 est.)
Access to improved water sources: 88.1 percent (2012 est.)
Access to improved sanitation facilities: 36.7 percent (2012 est.)
Sources: World Factbook