Help 1000 homes, grow 1M cash crops in Nepal

by Bighnaharta Nepal
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Help 1000 homes, grow 1M cash crops in Nepal
Help 1000 homes, grow 1M cash crops in Nepal
Help 1000 homes, grow 1M cash crops in Nepal
Help 1000 homes, grow 1M cash crops in Nepal
Help 1000 homes, grow 1M cash crops in Nepal
Help 1000 homes, grow 1M cash crops in Nepal
Help 1000 homes, grow 1M cash crops in Nepal
Help 1000 homes, grow 1M cash crops in Nepal
Help 1000 homes, grow 1M cash crops in Nepal
Help 1000 homes, grow 1M cash crops in Nepal
Help 1000 homes, grow 1M cash crops in Nepal
Help 1000 homes, grow 1M cash crops in Nepal
Help 1000 homes, grow 1M cash crops in Nepal
Help 1000 homes, grow 1M cash crops in Nepal
Help 1000 homes, grow 1M cash crops in Nepal
Help 1000 homes, grow 1M cash crops in Nepal
Help 1000 homes, grow 1M cash crops in Nepal

Summary

Plant 1,000,000 saplings of cash crops in landslide prone areas. In the Southern Nepal's young mountains, Bighnaharta Nepal and the resilient Chepang community have sown 900,000 broom grass saplings, curbing landslides by 90%. Income earned, NPR 20,000-40,000 per yield, transforms lives, lifting 1610 households from vulnerability and poverty. With 1,000,000 more saplings, we expand this tale of hope, growth, and collaboration. Together, we're changing landscapes and lives, one sapling at a time.

$200,000
total goal
$199,860
remaining
2
donors
0
monthly donors
8
months

Challenge

The lowlands hills in Southern Nepal is made up of world's youngest formed mountain and hence prone to frequent climate induced disaster such as landslides, soil erosion and flash floods. Various indigenous and marginalized communities who live near the proximity face direct effect of these disasters while also living in the brink of poverty and hence face multiple cross-cutting social issues. Mitigating both the environmental and livelihood issues is needed to uplift the community sustainably.

Solution

We aim to engage the at-risk communities to plant 1,000,000 saplings of cash crops, such as broom grass, bamboo etc, that has potential to hold the soil and mitigate landslides. Once the plant yields, the community will be trained to make marketable products such as brooms, handicrafts, papers from those crops and connect them to the market. Creating a disaster risk based economy by applying nature based solution(NBS) and social entrepreneurship is the best solution both in short and long term.

Long-Term Impact

The project pioneers a sustainable and inclusive model that not only mitigates disaster and enhance the resilience of the communities to the impact of climate change but also fosters a vibrant circular economy within marginalized communities. The project's long-term impact goes beyond immediate disaster mitigation and income generation but will elevate their socio-economic conditions, and set a model for sustainable development for more than 1000 local households and the overall local economy.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization Information

Bighnaharta Nepal

Location: Kathmandu - Nepal
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Gomesh Singh Upreti
Kathmandu , Nepal

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