Koshi River Project
Support the most impoverished and marginalized communities affected by annual flood along the Kosi River.
Malteser International and German Cooperation Deutsche Zusammenarbeit
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The project works to support the most impoverished and marginalized communities affected by annual flood along the Kosi River in 13 revenue villages of 3 panchayats of Mahishi block of Saharsa district in Bihar.
To strengthen the resilience of communities residing in flood-affected areas by providing support and knowledge regarding disaster preparedness as well as through working on related issues such as WASH, health and livelihood enhancement.
·Construction of flood resilient infrastructure like raised hand pumps and toilets.
·Improving flood resilience among communities through the formation of Village Task Forces and Gram Vikas Samitis.
·Training of community members on DRR planning process.
·Distribution of boats and life saving kits.
·Training of women/GVS members on boat sailing and usage of life saving kit.
·Livelihood Enhancement training
·Menstrual Hygiene Management
·Livelihood enhancement training for youth