ASHA Nepal

To improve the health, livelihood, education and socioeconomic status of the children and the community as a whole through: sustainable management of resources; capacity building for groups and individuals; institutionalization and advocacy for sustainable agriculture, food security, and social development.

Representatives of the women's groups

Representatives of the women's groups
Photo from Progress Report 'Empowering women through organic agriculture:Visit' (view small | med | large | orig)

Collecting seeds to save money

Collecting seeds to save money
Photo from Progress Report 'Empowering women through organic agriculture:Visit' (view small | med | large | orig)

Organic pesticide made from urine and herbs

Organic pesticide made from urine and herbs
Photo from Progress Report 'Empowering women through organic agriculture:Visit' (view small | med | large | orig)

Lal Maya and her goats.

Lal Maya and her goats.
Photo from Progress Report 'Lal Maya Tamang & the Kurilo Women’s Society' (view small | med | large | orig)

Learning about seed saving

Learning about seed saving
Lal Maya (on the right) shows off her squash. The vegetable crops provide a vital source of nutrition for their families. Even better by allowing some squash to dry out, its seeds are naturally preserved inside for planting the following year. This is one of the many methods of sustainable agriculture that ASHA teaches to women cooperatives. Photo credit: Jan Sturmann (view small | med | large | orig)