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Drip Irrigation and Kitchen Garden: Innovation for Family Nutrition and Income

Farmers in Dhungrekhola, Nepal experience drought from January to May each year. This seriously limits agricultural production and leads to land being left fallow after harvesting the monsoon crops. During this dry period, only small areas are planted with winter crops. Most of the water sources remain dry and irrigation from rivers and streams are inadequate for vegetables and other crops. Thi...

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Self Help Group (SHG) Saving for Women’s Sustainability and Resilience

In the history of Heifer projects, SHG (self-help group) saving fund is regarded as one of the major activity contributing to the five domains of Theory of Change "Social Capital" for sustainable improvement in the socio-economic status and well-being of these groups. These groups of micro-entrepreneurs from identical social and economic backgrounds voluntarily come together to save regular sma...

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Reviving local economy - Narmaya

At their 50s, Narmaya and her husband Khem Bhadur Thapa were ready to begin a new life in the city. She shared, “My son has been working in Qatar for 2 years now. His wife and two sons are living in the city now. It is just us two here.” They had already sold their ancestral land and were ready to move. But the couple had a change of heart at the last minute.

Heifer Nepal began implem...

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ONE WOMAN'S JOURNEY AS A COMMUNITY ANIMAL HEALTH WORKER

Rita Kumari Bhujel, 46, works as a Community Agro-Vet Entrepreneurs (CAVE) in a remote hill village of Tanahu district. She provides basic veterinary services to farming families in her village of Raipur. In Nepal, livestock is not just an asset but a way of life. To celebrate a joyous occasion, people feast on them or at a time of need it can be quickly converted into cash. A cow can mean symb...

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From our donor - Justin Chang shares his experience of visiting Heifer project area

The soothing hum of tires on asphalt, so common in Korea, was absent. In its stead was a cacophony of terrible noises— the rain beating on the roof of the Toyota Highlander, the tires splashing the viscous sludge of mud and rocks, and the car’s mainframe shrieking as it labored to retain its shape. I tumbled within this rolling death trap, growing nauseated by the second, praying only for it to...

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Our work in Nepal - Watch Video

Equip communities with right tools and trainings, to secure livable wage to live resilient lives. Strengthen solidarity and network for sustainable and self-reliant communities. Work together without letting prejudices based on gender, caste and class come in the way, to have power over poverty and hunger. Promote environment friendly farm and household practices, to care for the...

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