For many families in rural parts of Nepal, secure tenure and decent housing mean starting a new life. For Pramila Mandal and her family, it means she can earn US $7 to $8 a day selling sweets and snacks from her new verandah.
In a short time, we have seen rapid economic development in communities where we have partnered with families.
In Birtamode Jhapa, five of the 37 families that moved into the Village Pride community have started up micro-enterprises in their new residences. Since January 2021, new businesses such as a butcher shop, general store, vegetable shop, and a tailor have started to flourish in the new settlement.