As part of the overall rehabilitation effort, Karuna recently began funding for a local organisation called ADWAN who are helping people from this area rebuild their lives.The project supports women who have lost their means of livelihood or who were already living in extreme poverty.
144 Dalit and other marginalized women from 2 areas in Gorkha are being trained in technical skills. They are learning how to set up small enterprises to generate their own income. They will also be organized and trained in groups to fight for their economic rights. In this way they are being empowered to make the village stakeholders more aware of gender equality and more accountable for providing equal opportunities for women.