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Bringing Work Home: Enterprise Uniting Migrant Labor Families

Children chasing chickens on the front porch and the elderly basking in the winter sun. This is a typical view of a small village in the Hupsekot, Nawalpur district of Nepal where Renuka Gaha lives. What remains hidden in plain sight is the bountiful kitchen garden that she and her husband tend together. This kitchen garden earns her income and keeps the family engaged.

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Entrepreneurs Vow to Sell Only Hygienic Meat

During two separate events in Rupandehi District, Nepal, 52 meat entrepreneurs were successfully trained in Heifer's 12 Cornerstones. Anant Silwal‍, program manager of market development, led the trainings. 

These events were great opportunities for Heifer Nepal to interact and understand the entrepreneurs’ point of view. T...

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Nepal Co-hosts Global Symposium on Improving Human Nutrition

In April, Heifer Nepal successfully co-hosted the Global Nutrition Symposium, Extending our Reach: Improving Human Nutrition and Incomes Through Effective Livestock Research and Extension Partnerships. The event was organized by the Univ...

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1000+ Animals Examined at Free Animal Health Camp

Digopan Social Enterprise Women’s Cooperative recently organized a free animal health camp — a first-of-its-kind — at Morang Kanpokhari-6. With more than 1,000 farmers and their valuable livestock in attendance, the event was inaugurated by Mr. Tara Bahadur Kafle, the chairperson of the rural municipality, by feeding medicine to a goat to protect against liver fluke parasite.

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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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