Our goal

In the short run, our goal is to eradicate poverty in Bangthali and make it a self-sufficient and sustainable village.

Our long term vision is to develop a model (that’s easy to implement) to effectively leverage local resources and talent to pull all Nepalese villages out of poverty in a sustainable fashion.

Our formula for success

Step 1: Education

We believe change stems from education starting at a young age.

The project is broken into a few more granular elements:

    • Construction of a learning center

Currently active. Read about our progress here

  • Construction of living quarters
  • Installation of furniture, labs and library
  • Recruitment of able instructors
  • Education reform: classes for < 17 year old in multiple disciplines across arts, humanities, languages and sciences

Step 2: Sustainable agriculture

Agriculture is the main source of income for most farmers. The current problem is that 1) farming is still a technique passed through generations, and therefore, has a lot of inefficiencies, 2) farmers sell to a third party at low prices, who resell the goods to large cities for a high price.

For 1), we will develop multiple learning series to slowly educate farmers on proven successes in agriculture. The goal would be to make them more efficient and plant a wider of variety of products that will sell for higher prices.

For 2), we will develop a better process to eliminate the middle man to reinvest profits into better output of goods and higher income for the farmers.

Some ideas include:

  • Waste management lessons
  • Agriculture productivity lessons
  • Seasonality and land cultivation lessons
  • Technology-enabled systems to connect farmers with direct consumers

In planning phase. Read more about our initiative here.

Step 3: Women empowerment

Women are a crucial part of the village accounting for 70% of the work done in farming, nursing and cooking. The problem here is that the women are not encouraged to diverge from their simple tasks, nor encouraged to think outside the box for other ways to conducting business. They are not empowered to try new things that could ‘work better’.

We will provide vocational and practical training to women.

Some ideas include:

  • Future planning
  • Microloans/investments
  • Developing products outside of agriculture
  • Financial planning

In planning phase. Read more about our initiative here.