|Poverty Alleviation in Remote Upland Areas (PARUA)
PARUA is addressing poverty and food security of uplands ethnic communities in Lao PDR. It is aiming at supporting Prai villages, which belong to most marginalized and vulnerable ethnic poor. PARUA 3
will strengthen the capacity of government at local levels and the Prai people to establish improved pre-conditions for sustainable development through different modalities of public/private
partnerships and private initiatives. By funding PARUA project, SDC has gained a strong understanding of the complexity of ethnic groups dynamics.
- Xayaboury Province is home of indigenous ethnic “Prai”, approximately 16,000 people.
- High poverty rate (more than 50%); poorest families earning 67 USD per year to wealthy household (329 USD) per year.
- Livelihood activties are heavily relying on natural swidden agriculture (rainfed rice) and collecting non timber forest products mostly for food or fodder.
- Chronically facing rice shortage, up to 6 month per year leading to malnutrition.
- High illiteracy rate.
To sustainably increase livelihood security among poor ethnic groups in remote upland areas. Objective of phase 3:“To consolidate the use of skills and
technologies introduced and applied during the first two phases in order to sustain improved food security, health and household incomes amongst poor families in Saysathan District”.
- Project stakeholders apply the knowledge, skills and equipment to sustainably manage and deliver livelihood improvement services, enabling an exit of the project.
- Poor and middle income households in target villages have sustainable, increased food security and household income through applying technologies introduced by the project.
- Prai people have a better health and an improved quality of life in target villages.
- Prai women and men have improved their capacities to influence development processes in their villages.
- Best practices, appropriate technologies and approaches are documented and replicated at Province and National levels (in areas where CARE is active).
Contraparte encargada de la implementación
- 21 Prai villages; 2300 hh; 16,363 people from which 7,152 females
- At least 15 District staffs involved in implementation and about 20 District decision makers benefitting from direct/ indirect involvement in the project.
Resultados de las fases previas
- A revolving fund for animal vaccination (partnership between District service and village veterinarians).
- Healthy livestock is increasing income and assets of poor families.
- 60 Prai owned small enterprises are functioning.
- Improve health among villagers through acccess to clean water and mobile clinic.
Key data of the project
Seguridad alimentaria y agricultura
País o región:
Fase actual 3:
01.05.2012 - 30.04.2015
Presupuesto de la COSUDE para la fase actual:
Presupuesto total del proyecto para la fase en curso:
Número del proyecto: 7F-02948.03