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Goat Farm in Chitwan

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Goats play a very big part of

                                                              Nepal a country that was shut off from the outside world until the 1960`s when the late King finally opened the borders and it’s the same with education in this great country. The first schools opened in 1893 for the countries elite & only in 1951 were basic education offered to the general population. At this time there were 10,000 students and an adult literacy rate of just 5%. Come forward a few decades to 2015 you will find the numbers of schools had increased to over 49000 and the literacy rate among adults had risen to 63.9%.

This is a good increase & with the government ruling that all children should attend basic education will continue to increase in  

 

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But as in most communities there are a lot of families that are landless, jobless and live off the meagre scrapings they can find from rural day work through to small plots of land they farm on the government or abandoned land they squat on. These families struggle & go without on so many occasions just to send their children to school.  And a large majority will drop out after a few years not even receiving an SLC (School leavers certificate) resulting in hanging around the villages, going to work in the middle east on often dangerous contracts or heading to the city where their education level .

Our solution

                          There are thousands of organisations in Nepal all

                             But both myself & the team think differently because we know most Nepali are proud people and don’t want charity but rather a helping hand to do something for them. So we have taken this thought a little farther and have put together our project which with a little help will not only support projects and help others but become fully funding using one of the things Nepal offers their own people and the world. Our aim is to create, fund and run a working goat farm with the profits going towards funding the education of the poorer communities. We know that some people may find this a little distasteful because it’s breeding animals but in counties like Nepal you will find a large number of goats being turned into meat. So our belief is simple if a goat is to become someone’s meal then why make their sacrifice not be in vain and use the funds to help others less fortunate.

It’s not the best solution in the international world but it is one that will allow us to use what Nepal has to offer the world to help its own people.

 

The whole process is simple first we fund a number of goats and base them in a small holding in a small village called Ganganagar, around 1 kms from the banks of the Rapti river. Here we intend to build a small goat farm stocked by prime stock and breed them. Each goat will be assigned to one of the poor families & every time they have kids our aim is to give one of them to cover the cost of sending their children to school. The other kids (a goat usually has 2 - 4 kids per year at 6 month intervals) will be used to fund the goat farm as well as increase the breeding stock.

Now as a Nepali NGO we don’t want to give charity so for every family that signs up to this project we will be expecting them to provide enough grass for their goat for feed. Most families don’t have the money to pay for the goats but do have the time to spare to provide enough grass for feeding.  

Here the project will be run by the family who are well known in the local area and respected by all for many miles around.

 

Krishna Sapkota the head of the family is a local politician/ problem fixer with many contacts across the whole district including the capitol Kathmandu. For many years he has worked to help solve problems across this district and has developed a reputation of being a very honest  social worker that puts people first above money. He has the connections in the schools and with all of the local parties which are needed in order to make this project work.

 

Gayatri Sapkota one of the hardest working women in Chitwan and well known throughout the entire district for being the first in the field working and last one out. For years she has bought up her children in this small village while working on the family small holding and now wants to put her knowledge to use helping others less fortunate.

 

 

To learn more about this project please contact our team.

How it works!

 

More details

Please note this project wont start until we have raised the funds to start this progject.

This is where the project will be based.

Plenty of planning work to do here

all of the communities. This is fine for most of the families that own land, businesses & jobs because it costs money to send a child to school.

But as in most communities there are a lot of families that are landless, jobless and live off the meagre scrapings they can find from rural day work through to small plots of land they farm on the government or abandoned land they squat on. These families struggle & go without on so many occasions just to send their children to school.  And a large majority will drop out after a few years not even receiving an SLC (School leavers certificate) resulting in hanging around the villages, going to work in the middle east on often dangerous contracts or heading to the city where their education level  will only leave them the option of low paid jobs which can hardly support themselves let alone help the family back home. This is a good increase & with the government ruling that all children should attend basic education will continue to increase in all of the communities. This is fine for most of the families that own land, businesses & jobs because it costs money to send a child to school.

asking for money, volunteers and long term support for various projects across the country. Some of these are run by genuine amazing people who really care about their communities and will support achieve so much while others are just an excuse to make money. But all of them have one thing in common and that is they need money to support their work.

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