Our partner Mountain View Eco Farm in Pokhara were victims of the terrible 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck near Nepal's capital Kathmandu on April 25. This sustainable and organic demonstration farm is run by the family of MVEF director Govinda Bedraj, a generous soul whose love for the Earth, organic farming practices and his country ooze out of his being. Help him rebuild his source of livelihood and the ability to train resource-poor farmers in sustainable farming practices.
Mountain View Eco Farm fell victim to April 25's earthquake near Kathmandu, Nepal. While thankfully the family that runs the farm were not hurt, they have suffered tremendous destruction to their home but also their farm which was their source of livelihood, and are now living in a makeshift structure. We are raising funds on MVEF's behalf to help their family rebuild, recover and resume their business of training resource-poor farms and youth in sustainable farming methods.
We want to support the cascading impact that Mountain View Eco Farm has on the farming community in Pokhara - MVEF works with youth and poor farmers in the area to help them improve their livelihood by providing them with education and training in organic, sustainable farming methods, livestock management and agroforestry. The sooner MVEF recovers, the quicker will they be able to aid other affected farmers and help others get back on their feet.
MVEF relies heavily on foreign volunteer support for their work. MVEF also works with 2 elementary schools in Pokhara with which they share their volunteers who have an interest in teaching English as a second language to children. Volunteers not only provide an extra set of hands on the farm, but provision of hospitality to MVEF is a vital source of income to support the demonstration farm. Helping MVEF rebuild quickly will minimize the impact of loss.