Community Initiative in Livelihood and Rehabilitation in Response to Earthquake in Nepal (CILRREN) 2015

Community Initiative in Livelihood and Rehabilitation in Response to Earthquake in Nepal (CILRREN) 2015

Geographic coverage Bhusapheda, Boach, Dudhpokhari, Katakuti, Lankuridanda and Magapauwa VDCs of Dolakha District
Project duration February 2016 – 31st of January 2019
Budget EUR 1,556,000 
Funding partner/s  Bread for the World
Target groups 3000 Earthquake affected Households from 6 project VDCs (Resource poor earthquake victims, who has lost permanent houses, Female headed households, People with disability, Poor Dalits and ethnic minority groups, People as landless or holding very small piece of land)  



Community Initiative in Livelihood and Rehabilitation in Response to Earthquake in Nepal (CILRREN) 2015, project is a post-disaster reconstruction and rehabilitation project. In the emergency phase, RRN with many funding partners supported the earthquake survivors with several humanitarian supports such as emergency food and non-food items, temporary shelter support and toolkits. Currently, earthquake survivors have multiple needs to run their normal life. Considering the current need of earthquake survivors, this project tries to address urgent needs as well as rehabilitation process of communities on livelihood improvement with effective governance, enhanced capacity on disaster risk reduction and resilience.


  • To create livelihood opportunities to the earthquake survivors for their economic recovery and rehabilitation for the long term.

Expected results

  • Marginalised earthquake-affected 3,000 HHs in the 6 VDCs practised, improved and diversified agriculture on and off-farm sustainable livelihood activities.
  • Marginalised, earthquake-affected and targeted 3,000 HHs in the 6 VDCs enhanced the capacity to build earthquake resilient low-cost building and increased community-based disaster preparedness.

Key achievements

  • 116 HHs (473 population) capacitated on Integrated Pest Management through Farmer Field School. The Farmer Field School is being carried out on peas, potato, cabbage and wheat.
  • Enhanced skills and knowledge of 60 local mason youths and adults regarding construction of earthquake resilient low-cost housing through providing training on improved masonry, carpentry, and small structure steel work.
  • An agriculture road (7 km track through Bagkhor-Fokte-Birendra Secondary School) at Katakuti VDC has been upgraded with side drainage. The road is expected to support, sustain and increase community’s income and enhance livelihood.
  • Strengthened knowledge and developed action plan of the 27 farmer leaders (50% were female) for agriculture promotion for sustainable livelihood through exposure visit to collective cow farming, seed preservation, vegetable farming, coffee farming, and dairy cooperative in Tanahun, Kaski, Syangja and Palpa districts.
  • An agriculture commodity collection centre has been constructed in Katakuti VDC to provide a platform for agricultural activities. The centre will benefit 350 HHs with an estimated population of 1,038.

About RRN

Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN) is a Nepali non-government, not for profit, social development organisation, initially set up as a small organisation in 1989

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