Pagan Aid has donated £1000 to the Himalayan Permaculture Centre (HPC), a grass roots non-government organisation set up by trained and motivated farmers from Surkhet district (Mid-Western Nepal) in 2010 to implement sustainable rural development programs in Nepal.
HPC is now supporting 32 villages in the Surkhet and Humla districts of western Nepal. This support takes various forms including training, loans, improving women’s health and literacy programmes.
HPC supplies various basic tools to farmers’ groups enabling them to implement activities in their villages. These include grafting knives, secateurs, irrigation pipe, sprinklers and plastic for hot beds and small polytunnels. Groups are involved in implementing various types of practical work in their houses and fields to increase household self-reliance.
This video shows some of the work that HPC does: