Movement Fund- A Medium for Advocacy

In Rupandehi, Manmateriya VDC, 36 land poor families have been residing on public land since 1964. On 3rd August, 2010 Kerabari Village Land Rights Forum was formed with 31 members.
A regular monthly meeting is being held. Through regular discussions the members planned to conduct the campaign regarding the acquisition of Tilling Certificates for securing their shelter. They submitted their application on December 2010, and as a result 31 households received Tilling Certificates. The chair of the VLRF, Kalika Khadka shared “We participate in rallies, sit-ins and processions in turn. Significantly, the movement funds have helped us to attend
various events and campaigns”. Every month NPR 10 ($0.1) is collected from each VLRF member for the movement fund. A total of NPR 10,000 ($117) has been generated. Sita Bhujel, VLRF member stressed “Earlier while participating in the movement, we did not used to have money; hence we had to borrow from others. But as of now we do not need to seek help of
others”.