The Good Governance and Livelihood (GOAL) Project is working with vulnerable groups and communities in three rural districts of Nepal. In a country with a significant reliance on the land for food and income, the project takes a grassroots approach to development. ADRA is providing micro-enterprise and entrepreneurship training and support, strengthening local leadership and helping communities develop environmental planning and management systems. This project works with the vulnerable groups and communities in the Rolpa, Dhading and Pyuthan districts, focusing on improving livelihoods through strengthened local leadership, environmental management strategies and income generation options.

1 in four Nepalese are unemployed.

80% of the population relies on climate sensitive livelihoods including agriculture and forestry.



$26,542 raised

195 donors

$65,000 goal

The GOAL Project operates until 2019 before being reviewed for possible future phases. The total project support cost for this project is $1,929,246 and our annual fundraising target is $385,849. Every donation you make to this project will be combined with funding from the Australian government to reach more people. We have committed to contribute $1 for every $5 we receive from the Australian government. Your donation will allow us to extend our programs.


When Bhagwati’s husband became physically disabled nine years ago, her life was thrown into uncertainty. Suddenly, Bhagwati had to provide for her two children. “We did not have enough food, and we often ran out of money,” she says. Bhagwati began to see her life slipping away and her children’s futures threatened. But she refused to give up. “I was determined to gain some skills and improve my life. ADRA’s training taught me tailoring skills and how to run a small business.”

The transformation in Bhagwati’s life is inspirational. She has fought every day to improve her family’s wellbeing. She has also generously helped others. “Whatever skills I have learned, I teach them to others so they can learn,” Bhagwati says. But while her life now is unrecognisable from nine years ago, Bhagwati is terrified of her children becoming stuck in the cycle of poverty. She desperately wants them to get an education and see them succeed and have a brighter future.

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