August 20th, 2019
Supporting Families in the Sindhupalchowk District of Nepal this Harvest
For churches: Click below to access a slideshow that you can use at your Harvest Service to share with your congregation about the work that IN Livelihoods Programme is doing in the Sindhupalchowk District.
It’s hard to believe that the Harvest season is almost here. Soon these warm sunny days (okay, mostly rainy days this summer) will give way to crisp autumn breezes and apples growing on the trees.
The seasons help us to mark time, and during the season of Harvest our eyes are drawn back to God and all that he has done for us. Harvest is a time of celebration and community as we give thanks to God for his generosity. We want to mirror this generosity that God has shown us. Will you join us?
This Harvest, we are looking to support families in the Sindhupalchowk District of Nepal through our Livelihoods Programme (in partnership with IN Nepal) as they continue to rebuild their communities following the devastation from the 2015 Nepal Earthquake.
A little background about the project:
Sindhupalchowk was one of the hardest hit districts by the 2015 Nepal Earthquake.
- Over 3,000 people were killed and over 800 were injured
- Over 63,000 houses in this are were severely damaged
- Over 90,000 people identified as needing assistance.
Looking at those numbers can be overwhelming, but working with our partners at IN Nepal we are reaching out to support these communities, one individual at a time.
Bhawani lives in the Sindhupalchowk District. In 2015, she lost her house and livestock to the Nepal Earthquake. Through the International Needs Livelihoods Programme, Bhawani has been able to purchase new cows and set up her own business selling milk in her community. She earns a regular income selling milk to a local dairy farmer and creates products such as ghee and yogurt for her neighbours. While there are still many challenges ahead, through the start-up support and training that she has received through the International Needs Livelihoods Programme, Bhawani has been able to earn enough income to cover her family’s basic needs and cover her son’s education costs. She is now helping her neighbour set up a similar business. Each individual that receives support through IN’s Livelihoods Programme is contributing to a bigger picture of community regeneration as the level of household income increases and people are able to pool their resources to have better business opportunities in larger markets.
Would you consider supporting our Livelihoods Programme this Harvest? Whether you are a church or individual, there are many ways you can join this story of rebuilding and come alongside the families that we are working with in the Sindhupalchowk District:
As a church:
£500 helps provide tools for quality yield production for families
£1,000 supports crop cultivation technique training
£10,000 supports livestock purchase and livestock rearing training
As an individual:
£10 provides for an individual to attend an agricultural training workshop
£50 supports a family learning how to create durable livestock sheds
£100 supports the set-up of better irrigation systems for families
More than a project, you will be supporting people, like Bhawani, to rebuild their livelihoods and regain their hope.
We are so grateful for your support – thank you for partnering with us and the families that we are working with in Sindhupalchowk.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 01883 331332 or email Danny at email@example.com.