The three unique characteristics of the program are:
- integrality: prevention is linked to rehabilitation, which is not limited to the physical but also extends to the social domain,
- community-based: the core of the activities is as close as possible to the target group, the people in neighborhoods and local health centers, and is carried out together with them.
- co-financing with exit: the funding is shared between Karuna Foundation Nepal and local and provincial governments. Karuna Foundation co-funds for 2 years only, provides advice and support for the third year, and then the local and provincial governments continue the program themselves.