Heifer in Nepal
When women are brought together and organized, their mindsets change from marginalization and despair to influence and hope. This is the key to making progress in their lives, and your investment is unlocking this potential. Women are making smart decisions, increasing their earnings, saving for their children's health and education, and shaping their own destinies.
- Heifer in Nepal since 1993
- Scope: 138,000 women in 28 districts
- Participants receive goats, plants for forage and fodder, group savings and loan funds, access to literacy and gender equity training, and milk collection and chilling centers
Empower Women to Build Roads Out of Poverty
The people of Nepal have mountains to climb that have nothing to do with Everest or Annapurna. The mounds of poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy, social isolation and gender inequality make this one of the world's poorest countries. Thanks to poor animal breeding, milk shortages and loss of income, the agriculture of Nepal is not sufficient to meet the serious nutritional needs of children, the elderly, and pregnant and nursing women.
Yet, change is on the horizon. Your support helps Heifer organize, train and equip Nepali women in 28 districts to dramatically increase family income through the production and sale of cow and goat products.
Our goal is a baseline family income of 200,000 rupees (about $2,000) a year, fortified by women-led farmer cooperatives and women-led self help groups that provide literacy, gender equity, group savings and other opportunities.