Organizational Development and Capacity Building
SAPPROS emphasizes the development of self-help and inclusive groups/organizations. This involves assisting the organizational effectiveness and efficiency to attain institutional goals and objectives. Meaningful engagement of these groups are the most vital and fundamental requisites for successful execution of any project. The organization facilitates communities in assessing their strengths and skills. It focuses on a series of capacity building and exposures to increase the level of knowledge, skills and understandings to improve the attitudes needed to bring about the desired developmental change. More than 3,900 Self-help group (SHG) have been formed, including 1800 women’s groups, under this organization development component. As of date, over 413,800 households have been institutionalized into 2950 user’s groups to manage and operate community infrastructures. User’s groups are formed by mobilizing, sensitizing and enhancing the capacity of poor communities. The skill development training received by the Users Groups has increased the members’ access to income generating activities. It has been observed that participation in these activities have led to positive changes in societal relationships between different members of the Users’ Groups. The children of every member have better access to education. Formulation of SHG helped empowering the rural women in decision making and income.
Infrastructure is the backbone for overall socio-economic development of the country. SAPPROS focuses on innovative, accessible as well as productive infrastructures ranging from community water projects, rural roads, small bridges, health posts, schools, community buildings, livestock sheds and more to support the nation in its developmental drive. Likewise, it has been promoting user friendly multi-use water systems (including lift project), solar houses, cold storage and much more to increase the income level of community people in programme areas.
RESOURCE GENERATION AND MOBILIZATION
SAPPROS facilitates community groups/organizations to generate resources at the local level. The organization assists communities to make better use of various available resources including financial, natural, physical, human and other social resources. The collected resources are optimized and utilized in the implementation of prioritized infrastructures, income generative activities, soft financing services, and for the purpose of disseminating user friendly, labor saving and appropriate technologies.
SAPPROS enables environment for the targeted community members including disadvantaged populations, person with disability, single women, elderly people and internally displaced person to engage in different income generating activities. These activities play a vital role in improving the livelihood of the people. The organization sees transformation of subsistence farming into commercial agriculture by supporting communities in agriculture based activities such as cultivation of high value crops and improved livestock farming. Simultaneously, the organization supports in enterprise development through an alternative livelihood programs.
SAPPROS is implementing the ‘Make Nepal Green’ concept. Two out of four components are related with environmental health and its sustainability, viz; i) Organic agriculture and ii) Renewable energy. SAPPROS believes and has proven that the concept is a decisive methodology to combat climate change and reduce risks to the environment. SAPPROS implements various activities which improve environmental consequences. It has decisive experiences in the construction of micro-hydro projects, individual bio-gas plants, improved cooking stoves, solar dryers, community forests, bio-engineering works, recharge ponds, green roads, DRR interventions, community and household latrine and more. The organization also uses solar powered energy to lift water to serve the communities residing at the higher elevations.