Bldg Communities for Holistic Development - Nepal

$10,022 $906,961
Raised Remaining


This project will assist 8,900 impoverished families in Nepal increase family income, improve nutrition, and adopt environmentally friendly farming and animal management practices.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

While the flat plains of the Terai in Nepal are among the most fertile and productive parts of the country, the majority of people living there are still impoverished. The level of education and literacy is very low compared to other parts, and the levels of malnutrition and inequity in this area are the highest of anywhere in the country. The status of women is of concern for these areas as they have traditionally been discriminated against and denied even basic education in most cases.

How will this project solve this problem?

This project will assist 8,900 families with gifts of water buffalo, goats, pigs, improved cooking stoves, biogas units for energy, and training in animal management, sustainable farming methods, animal and human nutrition, and literacy.

Potential Long Term Impact

The long-term impact of this project is a self-sustaining community that is well-versed in all aspects of animal management, sustainable farming, and community development.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $10,022

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $10,022 .  The original project funding goal was $916,983.


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Project Leader

Marc Bunn

Little Rock, Arkansas United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Bldg Communities for Holistic Development - Nepal