I am happy to report we've secured a location for this project. We found a perfect site in the Dhading District about 35km from Kathmandu. The road is paved except for the last 5km which is gravel. I added a Wikipedia link that will help you to located the Dhading District and learn at least a little about the district as well.
The site is 9 ropani of land with a small house and a couple of outbuildings. It's flat and level land with water and is current being used for farming. Dhading is a productive farming district with approximately 80% of the land being used for farming.
The site will enable the women in this program to grow a variety of vegetables, potatoes and rice. It's suitable as well for keeping some livestock such as goats, chicken or water buffalo. Not many keep cows in Nepal and depend instead on the water buffalo for milk and as their "tractor" for plowing fields. I'll attach a photo of a farmer in Nepal using buffalo and a wooden plow, as is the custom there.
Hope to have photos of the farm soon. We've also received two applications already from women who want to live there with their children and work the farm, so things are moving quickly.
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