The illiteracy rate in rural Nepal is 85-100%. Educating the children is the most powerful method for eradicating poverty. Sponsored children are chosen from the most vulnerable families and being sponsored often gives them increased visibility and importance in the community.
Goats and pigs give a much-needed income boost by providing offspring. Goats often give birth to twins, and pigs can give birth to multiple piglets which can then be sold to provide the family with much needed income. Goats and pigs can also flourish in harsh climates whilst producing valuable manure to fertilize crops and vegetable gardens.
HHCP projects are community projects that improve the lives of the disadvantaged. They encourage rural Nepali’s to discover their own abilities and skills to create permanent solutions for better educational opportunities and facilities, basic health and hygiene, and income generation. We are about “helping these communities to help themselves”.
If you are interested in culture and travel, can provide specialised skills and being personally involved in the well-being and education of these communities, then maybe volunteering might be the thing for you. Alternatively explore opportunities for helping from home by assembling sanitation kits, knitting, fundraising etc.