The Karnali Employment Programme (KEP) is a programme implemented by the Government of Nepal under MoFALD that provides poor households of the Karnali zone with employment. The Government announced the programme through the budget speech of 2006 with an initial sum of NRs. 180 million. Kep was initiated as a scheme with 'Ek ghar ek rojgar' (one family, one employment) as its objective. The aim was to provide 100 days of guaranteed wage employment to at least on unemployed family member of every household. The aim of KEP is to reach out to very poor households that do not have any employment opportunities or sources of income.