Durga Koirala is a part of Heifer’s project in the eastern part of Nepal. Their village in Khudunabari, Jhapa district has been very quick to incorporate Heifer’s community development methods. Durga’s husband Padam got the ball rolling by forming a men’s group and started a savings and credit scheme. They plan to start farm enterprises like their wives have done with small loans from the savings. Sudip, Durga’s 16 year old younger son is taking similar leadership position amongst the youngsters in the village. He leads a youth group that has recently started organizing sports and creative events.
Heifer’s projects in Nepal not only provide livelihoods to vulnerable families through livestock and trainings but also create strong foundation for holistic community development by generating full participation of men and youth of the community