Somerset County Cultural Diversity Coalition
Somerset County Cultural Diversity Coalition

Special Projects

Poverty Alleviation & Infrastructure Sustainability (GOAT) Project

 

In 2011, approximately 30 goats were purchased in Patan. The project is monitored by the BPW, who is coordinating the project. 

Location: Patan and Pokhara

Date: 2010 ongoing

Partners: BPW womens group and FONNJ 

Objective: 1. To provide goats to poor families in the Nepal as a poverty alleviation strategy and

2. To manage a goat project in PATAN aimed at providing sustained income to assist in meeting the ongoing maintenance of various projects sponsored by FONNJ.

Outcomes: Approximately 30 goats are purchased with SCCDC-FONNJ-Rotary funding each year to be allocated by the BPW group to poor families with the infrastructure and knowledge to look after goats in the rural community.

Details: The GOAT project is being monitored by BPW in Patan.  An agreement between the SCCDC-FONNJ and the families calls for a passing of some goat kids to other poor families.

FLAGS OF HOPE PROJECT 

Flags of Hope is a standalone campaign which strives to raise money for and increase awareness about the 2015 Nepal Earthquake through use of community made Prayer Flags.

These flags will dissolve into the wind, symbolically spreading good will to wherever the threads are carried.

Additionally, we hope to further educate the public on Nepali culture and tradition.

 

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