Save the Children Nepal program under the Global Fund HIV grant is implementing a Cash Transfer program for children living with HIV (CLHIV) in Nepal from mid April 2014 in which CAC-Nepal is coordinating for Kavrepalanchowk district. The program intends to reach all children living with HIV in Nepal with a monetary support of NRS. 1,000 per month per child. The operational modality of the program is based on the CABA Cash Transfer Operating Guidelines, which was endorsed by the Ministry of Health and Population on 17 February 2014. In addition to the Cash Transfer activity, the program also include supportive activities to strengthen cash transfer by developing competency of people administering the program and by strengthening support systems in the communities so that children receiving (and not receiving) the grant are not discriminated or stigmatized, and that their caretakers are competent to ensure that the cash received is spent on the welfare of children. Special program focus is also on child headed and women headed households and on linking HIV treatment and care programs with the cash transfer program.
This program works to reduce the impact of HIV and AIDS by increasing awareness of safe practices to prevent spread of HIV and access to HIV related services, food, health care and education.