Livelihood Support

Income generation through agriculture and other forms of self entrepreneurship is one of our main goals.

Many of Nepal’s rural communities are isolated from the country’s main social and economic centers. The reasons behind this seclusion are diverse, ranging from inaccessible terrain, to political instability, to weak business sectors.

As a result, many segments of these communities can become easily encumbered by lower opportunities for personal growth. Our livelihood projects operate inclusive of all groups, including women, minority races and religions, those of lower castes and those of alternative sexual orientation. By ensuring that all societal sectors are represented, we allow for equal prospects for employment (and therefore access to means and resources), which in turn creates the opportunity for any individual in the community to gain independence. At VolNepal, we believe that education is the best facilitator.

Our lifestyle and cultural support programs aim primarily to create awareness around the subjects of discrimination, poverty and employment opportunity, specifically pertaining to these underrepresented sectors of Nepal’s rural communities. Our projects in this respect have been diverse, and have included material such as targeted agricultural and entrepreneurial classes, as well as the use of tourism as financial support for these sectors. 

Community Farming Program          Location: Chitwan, Nuwakot
 Start Date: January 2019Expected Duration: 2 Years
Estimated Cost: US $10,000Funded By
Seeds for Nepal, VolNepal house fund / Various Individual and Corporate Donors
 Project Status: OngoingFund Status
Additional funding required
Community Benefits: Women are key pillars in rural Nepali areas, but often suffer from lack of opportunity due to poorer levels of education and community participation. By educating them to have farming and building, women can generate sustainable sources of income for themselves, as well as becoming earners for the communities in which they live and work.Insert Project Link
Community Tourism Program          Location: Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Kathmandu, Nuwakot, Palpa, Lalitpur
Start Date: January 2019Expected Duration
5 Years
Estimated Cost: US $10,000Funded By
VolNepal house fund / Various Individual and Corporate Donors
Project Status: OngoingFund Status
Additional funding required
Community Benefits: VolNepal offers paid excursions through its sister company, Himalayan Circuit Team. Each and every one of Himalayan Circuit programs also includes a component of volunteer service in one of VolNepal’s communities or supporting one of our projects.Insert Project Link
Employment Generation Program          Location: Nuwakot
Start Date: November 2019Expected Duration: 2 Years
Estimated Cost: US $20,000Funded By
Donors required
Project Status: Ongoing Fund Status
No funding yet acquired
Community Benefits: Many of the problems faced by rural Nepali communities stem from a lack of employment opportunity. These programs will aim to create employment for all community members inclusive of their status, by teaching them farming and building techniques.Insert Project Link
Entrepreneurial Development Program          Location: Chitwan, Nuwakot, Palpa
Start Date: October 2019Expected Duration: 2 Years
Estimated Cost: US $20,000Funded By
Donors required
Project Status: OngoingFund Status:
 No funding yet acquired
Community Benefits: For those individuals of rural communities who show entrepreneurial vision, we are structuring programs to allow them the freedom to explore their desired opportunities through career coaching, small-business startup guidance, and tutelage on how to access and utilize IT resources, in an effort to make their entrepreneurial goals sustainable for themselves.Insert Project Link
Microfinance Program          Location: Chitwan, Dhading, Nuwakot
Start Date: June 2019Expected Duration: 2 Years
Estimated Cost: US $2,000Funded By:
 VolNepal house fund
Project Status: OngoingFund Status
Fully funded
   Community Benefits: Efficiently managing household income is an important part of creating a sustainable community. Our microfinance programs conduct sessions with the women or household heads of rural communities, and instruct them on how to successfully save money, take out and replay loans, as well as smartly invest to protect and grow their finances.Insert Project Link
Public Health Awareness Program          Location: Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Kathmandu, Lalitpur
Start Date: January 2020Expected Duration: 2 Years
Estimated Cost: US $10,000Funded By
Donors required
Project Status: Ongoing Fund Status: No funding yet acquired
Community Benefits: Rural communities don’t have the same access to medical care as is necessary to maintain a healthy and hygienic lifestyle, as is enjoyed by those in more urban areas. We aim to provide medical outposts to promote optimal health conditions, including regular checkups, any necessary medications, and the implementation of IT infrastructure to facilitate these stations effectively.Insert Project Link