The Integrated Mobilisation of People for Active Community Transformation (IMPACT) Project works with communities in 3 Terai districts: Rupandehi, Kapilbastu and Parasi.  The project supports people to recover from leprosy, obtain sustainable livelihoods and increase their inclusion in society.

36 self-help groups (SHGs) supporting over 700 people have been established under the IMPACT project.  Through SHGs, people with leprosy, disability and other marginalised people learn important finance, organisation and business skills that will help them to develop sustainable livelihoods.  The IMPACT project has supported the SHGs to not only learn the necessary skills to develop small businesses but have supported groups with small loans and have taught groups to save amongst themselves.  As a result, many SHGs are now able to provide small loans to their members, rather than rely on external sources for loans.

In addition, the IMPACT project also provides health education on water and sanitation hygiene, COVID-19 awareness, and education on gender-based violence to the SHGs and their communities.

The IMPACT project’s support of the SHGs have resulted in many people with improved livelihoods, meaningful employment, and increased inclusion in their communities.

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The Integrated Mobilisation of People for Active Community Transformation (IMPACT) Project in Nepal is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) Thanks to ANCP, this project is able to help improve the well-being of people affected by leprosy, other neglected tropical diseases and disability in Nepal.