PAF to take poverty alleviation programmes to wards, communities

Kathmandu, June 6

Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) announced today that the poverty alleviation programmes would be expanded to wards and community levels in a bid to reach the pro-poor groups.

Organising the press conference here, PAF Vice Chairman Yam Bahadur Thapa said that PAF will work with all the local governments in the coming days to achieve the collective goal of poverty alleviation.

As the grant amount extended by the development partners, like the World Bank, is going to be depleted, the organisation has been seeking funds from various multilateral, bilateral and international organisations to continue the poverty alleviation programmes being carried out by the PAF.

PAF will focus on enterprise development, employment generation, skills, market development and market linkages for the goods produced at local levels, as per Thapa.

PAF has been currently working with 32,000 community organisations in 60 districts.