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Thematic Areas

Heifer Nepal works through women-only self-help groups (SHGs) to provide a safe space for women to learn, share and grow in the male-dominated society. Every family in a community is included in an SHG of 15-25 women, regardless of socioeconomic status, religion or caste.

Social Capital

Heifer’s interventions are built on social capital which strengthens both cognitive and structural dimensions. Cognitive dimension includes community values, social norms, behavior and attitudes, etc. Structural dimension includes horizontal and vertical institutions like farmer groups, cooperatives, etc., their rules and regulations, and transparent decision making process. The combination of cognitive and structural dimensions creates the value-based innovative platform for value chain actors. These are essential in terms of increasing solidarity within community and network between organizations.

Caring for the Earth

Heifer’s “Caring for the earth” strategy aims to build the resilience of smallholder farmers and habitats. This strategic goal has three results, namely, earth agriculture (smallholder farmers employing sustainable practices for a healthy planet and healthy people), earth opportunity (smallholder farmers adopting alternative livelihoods to close the living income gap), and earth investment (smallholder farmers partnering with impact investors and philanthropists ensuring a return on investment with an environmental benefit). Heifer Nepal aligns its activities to these globally-set goals including climate change-specific related goals and objectives.

Resilient Communities

Heifer’s work in Resilience is centered around empowering vulnerable communities to build enduring strength and adaptability in the face of various challenges. Recognizing the interconnected nature of economic, social, and environmental factors, Heifer implements comprehensive programs that enhance communities’ resilience. Through sustainable agriculture practices, conservation initiatives, and capacity-building training, Heifer equips farmers and families with the tools to withstand shocks and disruptions. These programs promote diversified livelihoods, access to natural resources, and climate-smart solutions to mitigate the impact of climate change. Furthermore, Heifer fosters social cohesion and community engagement, enabling collective efforts in problem-solving and decision-making. By nurturing resilience, Heifer helps communities break free from the cycle of poverty and create a foundation for a more stable and prosperous future.

Women Economic Empowerment

Heifers work in women’s economic empowerment plays a crucial role in creating sustainable and inclusive communities worldwide. By focusing on providing women with livestock and agricultural training, Heifer empowers them to become active participants in their local economies. These women gain access to resources and knowledge, enabling them to generate income, improve their families’ living conditions, and participate in decision-making processes. Additionally, Heifer’s approach fosters women’s leadership and entrepreneurship, fostering a ripple effect of positive change within their communities. As women become economically empowered, they can break the cycle of poverty, enhance food security, and invest in their children’s education, leading to stronger, more resilient societies overall. Through their impactful initiatives, Heifer International exemplifies how empowering women can drive sustainable development and create a brighter future for all.

Access to Finance


Heifer Nepal’s work in Access to Finance has been instrumental in empowering smallholder farmers and marginalized communities by providing them with essential financial services and resources. Recognizing that lack of access to finance can hinder agricultural development and livelihood opportunities, Heifer Nepal has implemented innovative programs to bridge this gap. Through partnerships with local financial institutions and community-based organizations, Heifer facilitates access to credit, savings, and insurance services tailored to the specific needs of rural farmers. By promoting financial literacy and capacity building, Heifer equips farmers with the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed financial decisions and effectively manage their resources. These efforts have not only enabled farmers to invest in their agricultural enterprises but have also increased their resilience to economic shocks and improved their overall socio-economic conditions. As a result of Heifer Nepal’s Access to Finance initiatives, countless individuals and communities have been empowered to unlock their potential and build a more sustainable and prosperous future.

Market System Development

Heifer applies the market system development approach in Livestock, Dairy, Vegetable and Local Poultry to facilitate market linkages, achieve lasting changes and increase economic opportunities for the smallholder farmers. The farmers face numbers of barriers in establishing themselves as market actors which hinders their possibility to extract benefits. Heifer has been engaging in identifying such constraints or barriers in the market system to unravel economic opportunities for the poor farmers.

ABOUT HEIFER

Heifer International Nepal is a nonprofit international development organization working to end hunger and poverty whilst caring for the Earth. Heifer International creates solutions to local challenges designed to build inclusive, resilient economies.
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Heifer International Nepal is a nonprofit international development organization working to end hunger and poverty whilst caring for the Earth. Heifer International creates solutions to local challenges designed to build inclusive, resilient economies.

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Call Us: +977-1-5913554/5912841
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ABOUT HEIFER

Heifer International Nepal is a nonprofit international development organization working to end hunger and poverty whilst caring for the Earth. Heifer International creates solutions to local challenges designed to build inclusive, resilient economies.
Call Us: +977-1-5913554/5912841
Visit Us: Hattiban, Lalitpur, Nepal

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