Triangle Annual Report from Village
Annual status update
Period covered by this report: January to December 2014 and follow up after earthquake May 2015
|Name of village
|Diguwa, NP-6 Named : Temple Village
|Was the Triangle procedure followed? Were there any deviations from the standard procedure?
|Yes, the villagers followed the triangle procedure and held settlement level planning in September. There were not any deviations.
|How many people were present at the village meeting?
|27 men/25 women and there were 14 from Dalits in Settlement Level Planning- SLP
|How many members are in the committee?
5 men, 4 women and 2 Dalits
|What were the issues raised at the village meeting?
|Groceries shop, income generation activities, drinking water, women empowerment, youth empowerment, school repairing, women skill development , vegetables farming, road etc.
|What were the priorities presented by the committee?
What did the villagers decide to spend the funds on?
|The villagers decide to spend Nrs 20,000.00 for goat raising, Nrs 5,000.00 for small grocery shop, Nrs 10,000.00 for sewing and cutting training to women, Nrs 25,000.00 for construction of community building, Nrs 10,000.00 for vegetables farming, Nrs. 8,000.00 for pig raising, Nrs 5,000.00 for collect the musical instrument to mother group and Nrs 6,000.00 for youth club to collect the net and ball from Triangle supported money.
|Has the committee received the funds yet?
|Yes in October 2014, it was transferred.
|Activity plan: When are the activities going to be implemented?
|All planned activities were completed, which are described below:
|Who is responsible for the implementation?
|The village committee plays the vital role to implement all activities and after that VDC Secretary, VDC social Mobilizer and Triangle responsible person Hari also support to implement and monitor.
How were the beneficiaries selected?
|After completed the settlement level planning the village committees’ members again organized the meeting and make the criteria to distribution of money. Generally the villager followed some indicators for the distribution of money which is indicated by LGCDP (Local Government Community Development Programme):
Were there any disagreements – discussions about the priorities?
What was the role of the Triangle facilitator?
Some of the villagers found that the Triangle donation could not fulfil all aspects of the wishes the villages had. However, the facilitator and Hari explained about the money and the supporting system from Triangle (getting to know how to influence VDC and DDC to get projects approved, and how to ask for better services).
Specially ASK cooperate and fully focus on the settlement level planning process with the engagement of communities, give the information of the Triangle, and about the resources of the VDC block grant and the District Development Office possibilities of supporting the village. The villages have seen that the Triangle support to ASK and the villages, has given the villagers more tools for managing their own resources and influencing those of the local bodies (VDC and DDC).
|Did the villagers have any comments/questions for the Triangle?
|With lack of awareness, it was difficult to manage the money the right way the previous year, but after villagers participated in settlement level planning, they realized and fully agreed to the method and found it was realistic and participatory. There was a request that ASK should provide more technical knowledge for the settlement level planning and development possibilities in the village. Now the money for micro-loan is increasing so it has to provide the account management knowledge also.
On-going activities – Status Update
|Name of village/cluster
|Progress in the reporting period
Named: Temple Village
1. Settlement level planning is completed.
2. All planned activities are in under Implementation
Named: Temple Village
|All planned activities were completed
Reporting of Micro loan
|Use of Microloan until end 2014
|Micro loan total collected from pay back of loans: Nrs 174600 (130600 from previous year + Nrs 44,000 from 2014)
|Major Achievements from Previous Year
|Impact of Settlement level planning
Some examples of activities supported by Trianglen
|Manmaya has many goats
|Musical instruments to entertain the mother group
|Raimati Gurung has a lot of chickens in her poultry house
|Locally-made to be used in vegetable production
|Dhanmaya Gurung has a small grocery shop
|Equipment for a volley ball competion organised by the Youth Club
Village situation after earthquake and aftershock
13 houses are totally collapsed but almost all houses are partially cracked. Two school building are fully cracked out of three and it is difficult to teach inside the room. Many livestock shed are cracked and damaged. People are requesting more shelter for houses and the school but the VDC distributed very few so they requested us for some shelter.
|Houses damaged by the earthquake
|The school building after the earthquake