ASHA Nepal focuses on women empowerment by targeting group mobilization, saving-credit, and promotion of sustainable agriculture in rural areas of Nepal. The project focuses to promote confidence in women in decision-making, participation in social events, and economic and educational status.
Women used to be dependent on males for decision-making involving everything from household economics to social activities. In order to transform the gender roles and increase the power of women ASHA has committed to the following goals:
It is because of your socially conscious donations that ASHA Nepal is able to work more effectively to realize their goal of increasing the power and confidence of women in household decisions and leadership positions. Thank you for your generosity!
Supported by your generous donations, ASHA Nepal trains women in the latest farming techniques through their very impressive sustainable agriculture program. These women are able to very successfully implement practices such as the use of organic manure and liquid urine pesticides, and other permaculture practices which promote harmonious livelihoods between farmers, animals, agriculture, and the landscape.
During the recent site visits to women's groups in Okharpauwa and Chhaimale, many women spoke about the related improvements to their health, well-being and self-sufficiency.
With land and water management training, the women know how to make maximum use of their steep hill-side plots of land, and new techniques have reduced or stopped land slippage. Individual women-run model farms in both districts are superb and are used for exposure visits for other women.
Make sure to click on the link to view a video of one of the farms chosen as a model for future trainees.
ASHA has much to report in regards to their sustainable agriculture training with 10 groups of women.
Thank you for your continued support for training women farmers!
Their most report highlights the following:
Fruit cultivation and fruit saplings support
Seed saving training and support vegetable seeds
Sustainable agriculture refresher training
Organic vegetable production training
Though there are many reported successes (as noted above) - not to mention the overall effect that women group members are more aware of the benefits and value of organic farming, some challenges do remain.
In certain communities where ASHA has projects, for example, insufficient water supply is a barrier for focusing vegetable farming. In response, ASHA is closely looking forward at what would be the best alternatives for the communities where supply of water for irrigation is limited.
Your donations are have a direct impact for so many women who deserve our solidarity and support- so thank you!
Permaculture training has transformed communities working with ASHA in Nepal. The current program for training and designing permaculture farms has been successful and is made possible by the generosity of donors.
Here’s a snap-shot of what’s been achieved:
To develop the skills and infrastructure to make permaculture farming a success, ASHA needs the continued support of donors so they can provide materials and training to women farmer’s in Nepal. Thank you- your generosity goes a long way!
With your support, ASHA is providing women with the knowledge, tools, and skills to improve their income generation through sustainable agriculture practices. Project highlights include:
By donating to ASHA you are ensuring more women can benefit from this program. Thank you for your support.
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