About POURAKHI Nepal
POURAKHI is a member based organization. It is governed by its constitution and seven members of the Executive Committee (EC). The Executive Committee is the highest authority to make policy decisions. The Executive committee meeting takes place monthly and is headed by the Chairperson in order to assess the progress and to respond to the updated situation.
Globalization and trade liberation have opened up vistas and opportunities in the international labor market. Moreover, there is an increase in women specific job opportunities internationally. Lack of opportunity within Nepal and growing demand on women to economically support the family, many Nepali women are leaving Nepal to work abroad and have been contributing to the economic prosperity of their families and also in the poverty alleviation of their country.
The devastating earthquakes on 25th April, 2015 (magnitude 7.8 with epicenter in Gorkha district), and 12th May, 2015 (magnitude 7.3 with epicenter in Dolakha district), and series of intense aftershocks for approximately a month, caused widespread damage, injuries and loss of life. The destruction was covering residential and government buildings, heritage sites, schools and health posts, rural roads, bridges, water supply systems, agricultural land, touristic trekking routes and hydropower plants. Through several assessments of national and international organizations it is estimated that more than 604.000 houses were fully destroyed, and more than 288.856 houses partially damaged.
In response to the earthquake, Caritas Luxembourg in cooperation with local partner organization Pourakhi has implemented an emergency relief program (AH/CAR/2015/0004) that provided immediate life-saving assistance in regard to shelter items and blankets to affected families.
After the emergency relief phase, Pourakhi assessed the need for support towards reconstruction in their working districts in Dhading, Dolakha and Rasuwa.
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