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Permanent Houses and Toilets

People of the villages who were selected for the project have frequently been displaced in the last 25 years due to human and natural disasters. They are living in Cajan or temporary sheds and go to the forest or to temporary latrines for sanitary purposes; creating severe security and protection issues; especially for women and the children. Studies revealed that protected houses and toilets are the basic needs for the preservation of dignity of each individual of the family. The main livelihood options of the Kinniya community are daily labour, self-employment, animal husbandry and some other seasonal cultivation such as fishing and chena cultivation. Tragically, cultivation land belonging to the Kinnniya community were encroached by others during war. This made the people more vulnerable in their resettlement process as their main income source was limited. They are now unable to find sustainable livelihood options to invest for their houses, as their limited income is only enough for meals and daily expenses. They are unable to build a house on their own without the help of the government or donor agencies; and a large number of family members meant that some of them had to live with their relatives. The vulnerable community therefore needs external support to restore their living conditions and allow them to find a way to earn a daily income.