Durga Koirala is a part of Heifers project in the eastern part of Nepal. Their village in Khudunabari, Jhapa district has been very quick to incorporate Heifers community development methods. Durgas husband Padam got the ball rolling by forming a mens 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, Durgas 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.
Heifers 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