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Women's Co-op Fueled by Empowerment, Ice Cream and Coffee

Bihani Dairy is rapidly gaining popularity in Kopwa village, Kapilvastu District, Nepal. From the collection of milk to the preparation of various dairy products, Bihani runs on womanpower and brilliantly demonstrates female potential. 

Established in 2016 with guidance from the Bihani Social Entrepreneur Women's Cooperative, the dairy remains a source of inspiration for many. “I...

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Women’s Cooperative Opts for Live Weight, Increases Profits


With guidance from Heifer Nepal, Sainamaina Municipality is becoming known as an ideal location for goat enterprise. This has not always been true. A lack of market access and knowledge in meat prices led many farmers to sell their animals to local collectors for a loss. 

Members of the Muhan Social Enterprise Women's Cooperative, registered in 2014, initially worked...

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Kamala Bhandari – Bloomed Out of Cocoon

Kamala, 4O of Dhurkot, Gulmi had a small tea stall in her village which failed to provide her with income she needed to run a family while her husband was involved in labor work in India. This forced her to take loan of NPR. 30,000 at a high interest rate. After a need assessment, Kamala received 9 does from Heifer’s project along with trainings like Cornerstone, gender, improved animal managem...

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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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