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Goal 1
Enable families to develop reliable incomes
Goal 2
Empower the community to improve child wellbeing
Child protection

Advocating for child protection

In Chisapani, child protection committees are working to advocate against harmful cultural practices that affect children’s lives. They are playing an important role in raising awareness around children’s rights and supporting families in need.

World Vision’s goat rearing project

Introducing goat rearing into the community has offered children an easy to digest and excellent source of calcium. The program gives participants in the community an opportunity to invest their earnings and provide for their families. A healthy dairy goat can give up to 16 cups of milk a day.
Child protection

Village child protection and promotion committees

These committees have provided the opportunity for training to the community on maternal and newborn health. Education programs on child protection and counselling for parents on child labour and child marriage have also been introduced.

We also aim to work with local governments to uphold children’s basic rights.


Farmers growing market-ready produce

Fifty-two community members have shifted from subsistence to commercial farming. Sixty-five percent of the training group have begun using the skills they learned to grow market-ready crops.

Farmland is also being extended to make room for more crops.


Thank you for your generous support of the Chisapani community.

Chisapani is a remote rural area in western Nepal that’s prone to seasonal flooding.

The community here does not have the means to adequately respond to natural disasters and many families are unable to produce enough food. As a result, one in three families live below the poverty line.

In Chisapani, it is also common for children to leave school early to begin working and many young girls stop attending to get married. This limited education can translate to fewer opportunities later in life.

With your help, we can change this. Together we can provide children, particularly girls, with better access to education and equip farmers with the resources they need to increase food production.


Meet the community of Chisapani

In the Chisapani community, many adults seek work in nearby countries as they cannot meet their families’ food and income needs through farming alone. With your continued support, we can provide community members with the knowledge and skills to increase the yield of their crops.

How we can make a difference

Enable families to develop reliable incomes

Many families in the Chisapani community do not have a dependable income.

Together we can provide families with a means for ongoing earning potential by:

  • Establishing and supporting local producer groups and training them to improve the quality and quantity of produce;
  • Teaching families about household budgeting; and
  • Training producer groups about financial management and linking them to financial institutions.

Empowering the community to improve child wellbeing

In the Chisapani community, many children do not complete their education.

Together we can empower children with greater opportunities by:

  • Strengthening local child protection systems and ensuring that child wellbeing is prioritised in the community; and
  • Supporting the community to achieve full birth registration and child immunisation and to eradicate child marriage.

Hear from Dhruba Gurmachhan, Chisapani Area Development Manager

Helping Dalit communities overcome disadvantage

Devi is a mother-of-three who struggles to support her family. Several years ago, after giving birth, she was unable to produce enough breast milk, threatening her baby’s health.

A Dalit community member, shunned due to caste-based prejudice, Devi had limited access to healthcare. She couldn’t afford to buy milk consistently and when she did, her baby fell sick. A friend suggested she should give goat milk to her baby, so she joined World Vision’s goat rearing project as part of our work in the Chisapani community. The goat’s milk has helped Devi’s child grow up healthy and provides the family with some income.

I met Devi when visiting the community in Chisapani to see the work we’re only able to do through your donations. Despite comprising 20 percent of the Nepalese population, the Dalit community suffers from inhumane conditions, slavery and low wages and is deprived of economic opportunity. Women and children often bear the brunt of disadvantage.

Devi is one of several Chisapani women involved in World Vision projects receiving training on maternal and newborn health. Other local volunteers join World Vision’s village child protection and promotion committees where they visit isolated communities to talk with parents about education, child protection and the harm child labour and child marriage can cause.

Before leaving Chisapani, the Dalit ladies blessed us with a delicious feast. I felt awkward, knowing that they struggle to put food on the table. About 40 percent of Nepalese children under five have stunted growth and Dalit children are more likely to have higher malnutrition.

Still, I left this Dalit village feeling proud to work with an organisation like World Vision.

These fantastic stories are just the beginning. Having seen the faces of the Chisapani people, the change your support enables is real.Together we’re making a difference.

Dhruba Gurmachhan

Chisapani Area Development Manager

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