The characteristics of the program

The three unique characteristics of the program are:

  1. integrality: prevention is linked to rehabilitation, which is not limited to the physical but also extends to the social domain,
  2. 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.
  3. 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.