HHCP Income Support Programs

To help families escape the cycle of poverty we support them through income -earning enterprises. A one-off income-producing sponsorship is a hand-up not a hand-out, as our focus is on education for long term change.

 All families participating in these programs must sign an agreement that

  • their children will attend school

  • they will save in the village community’s “micro-savings program” every month

  • they commit to giving back to the community within a reasonable time frame so that other families may be given a ‘hand-up’.

Families eligible to participate in these programs must be financially destitute, with parents and children illiterate and with no family member attending school. These programs are run by Nepalese people for their Nepalese neighbours who understand best how to make their funds work for them.

HHCP Committee volunteers visit the sponsored families monthly to collect money to be banked. Transactions are recorded in bank passbooks and interest is earned.  This alone is teaching these families incredible skills about saving for their future while ensuring they are no longer living day to day, hand to mouth.

Our partnership with HHCP

Reach out Nepal has developed a working relationship with High Himalayan Community Projects (HHCP) which was established by Hari Devkota in 2010. This Nepalese-based non-government organization (NGO) is dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable mountain communities in the Rasuwa District of Nepal. The volunteer Committee of HHCP knows the local community and is best placed to know their needs and to prioritise how our funds are spent.

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Goat sponsorship $215

Families are provided with a goat and two kids which are owned by the children of the family and it is their responsibility to care for them to ensure there are ongoing funds for their education. Funds from one in every two sales of goat off-spring must go towards the children’s education.

In the five years since the earthquakes in 2015, 50 families have been provided with goats under this program. Another 38 families were provided with pigs and piglets in the first three years after the earthquakes, however the pig sponsorship has been discontinued, since it is expensive and time-consuming to feed pigs and it is considered unhealthy to have them live among the new homes built after the earthquakes.

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Greenhouse sponsorship $145

Families are provided with a goat and two kids which are owned by the children of the family and it is their responsibility to care for them to ensure there are ongoing funds for their education. Funds from one in every two sales of goat off-spring must go towards the children’s education.

In the five years since the earthquakes in 2015, 50 families have been provided with goats under this program. Another 38 families were provided with pigs and piglets in the first three years after the earthquakes, however the pig sponsorship has been discontinued, since it is expensive and time-consuming to feed pigs and it is considered unhealthy to have them live among the new homes built after the earthquakes.

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Micro irrigation sponsorship $145

A simple micro-irrigation kit enables a family to grow organic vegetables with the potential for 1 to 3 crops per year.

In the 5 years since the earthquakes to 2015, 15 families were provided with micro-irrigation under this program.

 

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Women's Empowerment Program

A simple micro-irrigation kit enables a family to grow organic vegetables with the potential for 1 to 3 crops per year.

In the 5 years since the earthquakes to 2015, 15 families were provided with micro-irrigation under this program.

 

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Other ways to support ......

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School assistance

All schools in the Rasawa district of Nepal, (where we operate) are under-resourced by any standard. Each school decides what their priorities are, for example computer, printer, posters or other basic educational materials. In most instances these items have been funded by individual sponsors who have visited a remote school while visiting Nepal and have raised funds among their friends and acquaintances to equip a remote school. Your donation, no matter how small,  towards educational materials is appreciated and will make a difference

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Gift cards - a gift that keeps on giving $5 plus nominated gift

All schools in the Rasawa district of Nepal, (where we operate) are under-resourced by any standard. Each school decides what their priorities are, for example computer, printer, posters or other basic educational materials. In most instances these items have been funded by individual sponsors who have visited a remote school while visiting Nepal and have raised funds among their friends and acquaintances to equip a remote school. Your donation, no matter how small,  towards educational materials is appreciated and will make a difference

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HHCP Education Fund

HHCP sponsored children in classes K-10 have one sponsor each because they live with their families and only require their tuition fees. If for any reason a sponsor is unable to continue, the child may no longer attend school.  Students who wish to continue onto Class 11 and 12 (+2) must move to Kathmandu where they require funds for tuition, accommodation, food, bedding & cooking utensils & one sponsor is not enough. As HHCP discourages individual gifts for sponsored children any extra donations are directed into this Fund.

 

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My Name Label Stickers

My Name Label Stickers

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We receive 15% of sales. Not much, but every bit helps!

Make it easier for children to take responsibility for their belongings & avoid the lost property box by naming all items. It is also a great gift for newborns and their mums.  Order online at  www.mynamelabel.com.au using our fundraising code -196b2efa.