Sakaar Samuha Nepal (SSN)
Nawalparasi | Province 5
History and Key Successes of the Organisation
A Brief History of the Organisation
There had not been any organisations working in the field of HIV in Rupandehi in 2006. A group of HIV infected people gathered and shared their feelings and challenges and were looking for some support for their treatment and care. It was not easy to get support for HIV infected people due to much stigma and discrimination. Finally, a team made a decision to go into the process of registration as an NGO. It was registered at the District Administration Office, Rupandehi, led by infected people.
A difficult time followed as they were a group of infected people without any financial or human resources, knowledge, experience or networks. Fortunately, the organisation became a partner with UMN and received financial and technical resources to develop its organisational structures and services for infected and affected people.
With support from UMN, SSN has been providing care, treatment, counselling, awareness and advocacy support to HIV infected and affected people which enables them to be self-reliant and live with dignity and self-respect.
Organisational Strategic Information
To create a society where HIV infected and affected people are self-reliant and can live with dignity.
To improve the living standard of HIV infected and affected people in the Rupandehi district by providing them care, treatment, counselling, awareness and advocacy support through the mobilisation of local resources.
To reduce the HIV transmission rate and to improve the living standard of HIV infected and affected people.
- Provide care, support and counselling to PLHIV and their families;
- Enhance income generating skills to HIV infected and affected people to become self -reliant;
- Support children of HIV infected and affected people to increase their access to education;
- Make the community aware about HIV/AIDS and treatment;
- Advocate for the rights of HIV infected and affected people.
Service and Support; Confidentiality; Organised and United; Social Justice; Transparency.
Geographic Areas Covered
Kotahimai Rural Municipality.
HIV infected and affected people; women and children; adolescent girls and boys; migrant people.
Health and sanitation including HIV and AIDS.
Networks and Affiliations
Member and Staff Diversity
Current Partnership/Donors (maximum of three)
Phased Out Projects (maximum of three)
Bhairahawa, Siddharthanagar Municipality, Rupandehi
071-527048 firstname.lastname@example.org www.umn.org.np/partners/ssn
Radhika Pun, Chairperson
Last Updated: September 2019