Project #7419

Bldg Communities for Holistic Development - Nepal

by Heifer International
Aug 1, 2012

Project Report - July 31, 2012

Implementation Highlights

Increased income -- The production of milk and dairy products along with vegetable crops has become a major source of income for the families. Poultry farming and mobile petty shops are also additional income generating sources for some groups.

Engagement in collective income generating activities has enabled groups to multiply their group funds, which are loaned to needy members at a low interest rate.

Having access to a regular income has enabled families to enroll their children in school and tend to their health care needs. With surplus income in hand, many families have improved their houses and bought assets such as land to expand production activities.

Improved nutrition, hygiene and sanitation -- Hygiene and sanitation of project families has improved through the construction of 31 concrete toilets and 20 improved stoves in family homes. The supply of clean drinking water and a sewage system are all contributing to a decrease in health risks and disease.

CAHWs (Community Animal Health Workers) are very active in the communities providing their services. Through frequent visits they ensure that animal sheds, feeds and health care are given proper and timely attention.

Families are consuming nutritious, healthy and balanced meals. Their diets include fresh vegetables produced in their kitchen gardens and milk. Special priority is given to infants, adolescent girls and pregnant mothers in view of their nutritional requirements.


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Organization Information

Heifer International

Location: Little Rock, AR - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Marc Bunn
Little Rock, Arkansas United States

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