HPC is dependent on donations to support much of its work, although its long term goal is to be free of this dependancy by using local government funds and fair trade initiatives that will provide the income to pay for the services it provides.
For certain farming initiatives that involve cash crops such as horticulture, beekeping and livestock management, and for handicraft development for Fair Trade, there are ways of achieving returns on investment that make development sustainable. These can be provided within the ethos of "Trade not Aid". However for many aspects of improving the resilience of subsistence farming, education and health development, there is no direct financial return and so paying for literacy classes and women's health clinics, for example, does require direct financial support.
You can help these valuable and ground breaking initiatives by donating to HPC via the Permaculture Association Britain (PAB), a registered charity (no: 1116699 and SC041695) that will pass funds collected direct to HPC in Nepal. Click here for details. THANK YOU !
HPC is currently looking for funds for 2 projects:
1. To develop an Organic Cotton growers cooerative, involving training in organic cotton production, processing and marketing. (£15,000 sought)
2. Re-printing of the Nepali Farmers' Handbook (1500 copies) - matched funding with pre-publishing orders (£8000 sought). See also here.
If you know of any sources, or would like to donate please contact