The ability to adapt to the changing times is what has made us the oldest living species in the world. 2020 has brought the whole world together in a good way and in a bad way too. For the first time in human history, there were events relatable to everyone in the world. The scale of damage may have been different, how we perceived the negatives may have been different, but we were in this together and we have made it through together, all while fighting our own battles. The positive takeaway from 2020 for us is ‘COMPASSION’ in its truest form, a much-needed skill recently learned and not soon to be forgotten. We believe 2021 will be a better year for us and if it is not, we will be together in it too.
Institution for Suitable Actions for Prosperity (ISAP) would like to wish you a very Happy, Prosperous, Peaceful and a Safe New Year 2021
#NewYearsEve2021 #nepal #byebye2020
Project for Improving Water Access and Agriculture Income (PIWAAI) is a 3 year project jointly implemented by Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) and Institution for Suitable Actions for Prosperity (ISAP) with the funding support from Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Japan (MOFA-Japan). PIWAAI aims to improve the living situation of the target population at Balefi Rural Municipality, Sunkoshi Rural Municipality and Melamchi Municipality of Sindhupalchok district through rehabilitation and reconstruction of Water Supply Schemes and increasing income of the target beneficiaries through Agriculture Extension. The project was scheduled to start its on-field activities from March, 2020 but due to the nationwide lockdown caused by the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic, the district level project activities had to be stalled until August, 2020. With the ease on travel restriction, the district team members resumed work at their respective duty stations and field level project activities have begun in full fledge following all the safety precautions as mandated by the Government of Nepal.
Here are some pictures of recent PIWAAI activities
#Prosperity #Sustainability #SustainableDevelopmentGoals #WASH
Due to the pandemic, numerous projects have experienced a standstill with no noticeable progress since months. Nevertheless, during such trying times, we are delighted to share that Small Agro Farmers Income Improvement Project (SAFII) has not lagged behind completely. In the absence of project team led technical monitoring visit, Leader Farmers (LFs) who have a significant role in advising, monitoring and training their fellow farmers, LFs have started to routinely visit their fellow farmers for regular technical guidance and support. Beneficiary farmers are pleased as they can rely on the support of their fellow leader farmer on any field issues they have. We have also been updating our farmers on market situation followed by information on diseases and pests management through radio broadcasting on local FM program as a part of Public Service Announcement. With only 3 months remaining for project completion, Leader Farmers Monitoring approach is deemed to transfer the project based technology at the local level and contribute towards project sustainability. Here are some pictures from our project site.