A one-off donation to enable a poor Nepalese family will improve their income level and help them escape the cycle of poverty.
A hand Up. Not a Hand out
All families eligible to participate in these programs run by HHCP must be severely financially destitute, with parents and children illiterate, and with no family members attending school. These programs are run byNepalese for Nepalese so they know how to make your contribution stretch as far as possible.
All families participating in these programs must sign an agreement that
- their children will attend school
- they will save in the village community’s “micro-savings program” every month (thus encouraging them to save for the future; records of their savings are kept and interest is earned on these funds)
- commits them to give back to the community within a reasonable time frame so that other families may be helped.
1. WOMENS EMPOWERMENT PROJECT
2. GOAT SPONSORSHIP
Sponsorship of $215 provides the recipient family with a goat with two kids.
All the animals provided are owned by the children of the family, so it is their responsibility to care for them, as the success of the project will ensure there are funds for educational opportunities beyond school. Funds from one in every two sales of the off-spring will go towards their children’s education.
The HHCP Committee volunteers visit the homes of the goat recipient families on a set day each month to collect money to be banked. The families have bank passbooks with records kept of their bank accounts and they earn interest on these funds. This alone is teaching these families such incredible skills for the future, and they are no longer living day to day, hand to mouth.
3. GREENHOUSE SPONSORSHIP
Sponsorship of $145 provides the recipient family with materials to build a simple greenhouse.
The greenhouse is used to grow organic vegetables, giving a capacity to earn $US300-700 annually - thus breaking the cycle of poverty.
4. MICRO-IRRIGATION KIT SPONSORSHIP
Sponsorship of $145 provides the recipient family with a simple micro-irrigation kit.
This will enable the family to grow organic vegetables with the potential for 1 to 3 crops per year annually. With the capacity to earn $US 100-200 per crop this will break the cycle of poverty.