What do we do in Nepal?
The 20/20 Project works through partners on the ground to reduce overheads. We do this to utilize established connections and thus, build trust in communities. Our project partner in Nepal is an organisation called ‘Kopila Nepal’ (Kopila translates as the bud of a flower in Nepali). This project is located in the Kaski Region, Western Nepal.
This project will establish a two-acre organic model coffee farm which will provide an income for women in a safe house project in rural Nepal. The project also has a wider remit to train 300 local farmers in coffee production, allowing them access to a higher income than the traditional cereal crops that are traditionally grown.
In October last year, a feasibility study was carried out in order to understand if coffee growing could provide a sustainable income. A participatory workshop was facilitated by the 20/20 Project in February 2016 with all the stakeholders. This project will be funded over a four-year period as coffee takes 3 years to produce its first fruits. The project will also be complemented by beekeeping and compost production in order to generate a revenue in the interim period before the coffee has matured.