Community Development in the Gangajamuna Rural Municipality, Dhading District
The construction of a permanent marketplace and shelter for a village community.
Since 1998 NAFA has supported a number of villages in the Gangajamuna Rural Municipality (Dhading district north-west of Kathmandu) with small scale development projects. These projects are planned and implemented in partnership with the Hilly Region Development Club (HRDC) and the Pasang Chowk Agricultural Cooperative, two locally run volunteer organisation based in Tawal, the largest village in the area. It is in this area that NAFA uses a community development approach to improve the lives of subsistence farming communities.
Community development aims to improve the health, education and economic well-being of all individuals in a community, using an approach that encompasses community members’ active and meaningful participation in this process and the equitable distribution of the benefits of all development activities (adapted from AusAid definition).