SEEDS(Socio –economic empowerment with dignity and sustainability)

Project Background:

The project captioned as “Socio-Economic Empowerment with Dignity and Sustainability” (SEEDS) is implementing by KIRDARC-Nepal in Kapilvastu and Surkhet districts of Nepal from 2014 partnership with stromme foundation. The program has covered three VDCs (Maharagunj, Kajarhawa, Dhanakauli and one Kapilvastu Municipality of Kapilvastu district and three VDCs (Gadi, Kunathari and Lekhgaon ) of Surkhet district. In total 3,619 families (ultra- poor, vulnerable and marginalized communities has been targeted in two districts; Kapilvastu-3,000 and Surkhet-619.

The programme mobilizes the community in a structured community mobilization process for which family has been taken as a basic unit of intervention and Self- help group is the final structure for the community level. With this initiation, the project has planned to form 120 and 25 Self -help groups in Kapilvastu and Surkhet respectively in two districts (each group consist of 25-30 people).


Targeted Household


Self Help Group

Total Beneficiaries

Total : 3636(Kapilbastu – 3000 & Surkhet 636 HH).

Total SHG : Kapilbastu – 120 & Surkhet -25(145 SHG from 2014 – 2017)

Total Group members: 3000 Kapilbastu & 336 Surkhet (3636)

Specific Outputs

Output 1.1: SHGs/CBOs/PFs actively engage in advocacy for democratic participation, good governance and right to development.

Output 1.2: Government organization (DDC, DEO, DADO, WCDO etc.) provide timely and quality service to rights holders.

Output 1.3: Increased Capacity of KIRDARC for better and greater change at large.

Output 2.1: 3165 people engage in livelihood opportunities.

Output 2.2: 800 people increase income by 20% through self-employment.

Output 3.2: Schools have developed and Implemented School Improvement Plan (SIP) with child & adolescent friendly environment.

Output 3.3: Children from disadvantage families participated in ECD Center.

Output 4.1: Empowered adolescents, parents and interest groups are capacitated to fight actively against trafficking, discrimination and other violence in the community.

Output 4.2: Improved capacity of youths/ adolescents on life skills and rights.

Output 5.1: Targeted community and schools are made aware on child abuse and their rights.

Output 5.2: Hardcore poor families are supported with basic sanitation facilities.

Output 5.3: Community centers established with library and health post/clinic facilities