Community Banaspati Gueetha (Bio-Briquette) and Livelihood Project in Kapilvastu (Completed November 2007)

Start Date: February 2007

End Date: November 2007

Location: Jayanagar, Budehi, Rajpur, and Hariharpur VDCs in the Kapilvastu district

Donor(s): Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany

Budget: NRs. 497,000.00 (US$ 7,705.43)

This project involved the establishment of four community Bio-Briquette units by women’s groups in the Kapilvastu district (Jayanagar, Budehi, Rajpur, and Hariharpur VDCs). The project additionally aimed to develop a wider market for Bio-Briquettes produced by the community, and a linkup between the production and market for the purposes of income generation and improved livelihoods.