Heifer International Nepal


Strengthening Smallholders In Livestock Value Chain (SLVC)

Targets: - 138,000 families will earn NPR 200,000/family/annum income - 30% goat import substitution - 10% milk import substitution

Budget: USD 13.77 million from Heifer International and USD 9.23 million leverage

Project area: 30 districts

Project period: 2012-2017

Goal: By 2017, importation of live goats is reduced by 30% and milk by 10% by involving 138,000 smallholders in value chain enterprises of goat and dairy for increasing their family income and nutrition level.


Evaluating the Welfare Impact of a Livestock Transfer Program in Nepal

Target : 

• Livelihood improvement of 6,000 smallholder farming families

• Research evaluation on impacts of the livelihood improvement component

Budget : USD 1,596,538 funded by Heifer International

Project period : May 2014- June 2017

Project area : 60 Village Development Committees in 7 Districts

Goal: To improve the livelihood of rural household and bring beneficiaries out of poverty and vulnerability and provide evidence based recommendation for future project designing.


Kisan ka lagi Unnat biu-bijan Karyakaram (KUBK)


Target families: 12,000

Budget: USD 2.5 million from Heifer International and USD 1.8 million from parallel co-funding.

Project period: 2014 -2018

Project area: 12 VDCs of Gulmi and Arghakhachi

Goal: To improve rural household incomes through sustainable and market-driven goat productivity improvements.


Earthquake Recovery: Helping Local Communities Rebuild Livelihoods in Nepal

Project budget: USD $2,752,000 from Heifer International

Project area: 25 VDCs of 10 districts

Nuwakot, Dhading, Chitwan, Nawalparasi, Palpa, Sindhuli, Kaski, Lamjung, Tanahu and Parbat

Goal: Support 16,725 earthquakes affected families in through community managed initiatives for addressing immediate relief and recovery needs (6,500 in initial batch and 10,225 in the second batch). 




• 12,000 households 

• 150,000 farm families benefitting indirectly through improved accessibility of services

Budget : Total = US $885,286 (US $750,007 from USAID and US $135,279 from Heifer International)

Project period : July to November 2015

Project area : Sindhupalchowk, Kavre, Nuwakot, Dhading and Gorkha district

Goal: Support 60,000 people (in 12,000 households) to maintain healthy livelihoods in earthquake-impacted regions of Nepal by restoring disrupted livestock service systems and protecting valuable livestock assets for revival of rural household economic activities and market linkage.