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Sustainability and Self-Reliance

We consistently strive for that sustainable outcome so that the farmers we work with will continue to thrive on their own long after our projects have ended.

Project participants receive training in numerous areas that increase their resilience. They are able to plan for the long-term and secure food and income for times of difficulty and stress.

The livestock and resources provided to families have the potential to be profitable and provide long-term economic security for education, health care and housing. Animals also serve as a living savings account for emergencies. Appropriate technologies that can be maintained in the long-term and environmental sustainability are both components of the project.

Self-reliance is most easily achieved activities are varied and supported from several sources. During the planning process, participants first identify the things they can do without outside help. Secondly, they identify the things with which we can help. Finally, they identify what other organizations, groups and government line agencies can provide. We helps the groups learn to network with other organizations and access available resources.

Sustainability & Self-Reliance In Action

Sustainability in Action
The women in my community were economically dependent on their husbands. They had to ask their husbands’ permission to recharge their phones. Now we work hand-in-hand with our husbands for community development. Krishna Maya Randbhat, Sundar Bagaicha self-help group, Suntalabari village, Kaski, Nepal

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