Sakaar Samuha Nepal (SSN)

Nawalparasi | Province 5

Sakaar Samuha Nepal (SSN)

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.

   Key Successes and Achievements of the Organisation:
  • Organised 251 members into a cooperative in Amuwa VDC;
  • The cooperative has developed a double entry book system and good record keeping;
  • Raised awareness of HIV and promoted nutritional care for people living with HIV and their children;
  • Improved the governance and accountability in the organisation as it is using various measures of organisational self-assessment, social audits, internal financial audits and programme monitoring.

Organisational Strategic Information

DAO Reg. No.  1019/2062
SWC Affiliation No.  20648/2063
PAN No.  302137992

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.
Core Values

Service and Support; Confidentiality; Organised and United; Social Justice; Transparency.

Geographic Areas Covered

Kotahimai Rural Municipality.

Target Beneficiaries

HIV infected and affected people; women and children; adolescent girls and boys; migrant people.

Thematic Focus

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)

Organisational Growth

Contact Details

Bhairahawa, Siddharthanagar Municipality, Rupandehi

Radhika Pun, Chairperson

Tek Bhadur Thapa, Treasurer
Keshav Kumar Upadhyay, Programme Co-ordinator
9857021164, 9802621164

Last Updated: September 2019

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