Photos: A Steadying Hand in Nepal
Heifer’s approach is an especially good fit in Nepal, where two-thirds of the population makes a living through subsistence agriculture.
Heifer International has worked in 41 districts throughout Nepal to help small-scale farmers and entrepreneurs thrive. Heifer’s approach is an especially good fit in this South Asian country, where two-thirds of the population makes a living through subsistence agriculture. Nepal is one of the least developed countries in the world, and a third of its citizens live in poverty.
In recent months, Heifer Nepal staff have been helping our project participants recover in the aftermath of the epically destructive earthquakes that hit in April and May of this year. In ordinary times, our mainstay projects in Nepal aim to boost farmers’ productivity and help them sell their products for profit.
Heifer’s story in Nepal began in 1957, when it sent cattle, pigs and poultry. Heifer International Nepal officially went into action in 1997, opening a country office there. Since then, Heifer Nepal has helped more than 171,000 families with gifts of livestock and training, and by mobilizing communities to work together so all can succeed.
Photos by Lacey West