The Nestling Trust

Children's Home Community Horticulture Project

To develop pit greenhouses in the village of Sarangkot to provide a local supply of fresh produce for the Sarangkot Nestling Home for destitute children and local villagers. The project will provide employment and training to migrant workers returning as a consequence of the Covid 19 pandemic.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1154431)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£10,430

Donations

39

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

Nepal

  • "Last year, even we had high production, the vegetables like Cauli flower, beans, tomatoes wheat, beans were totally destroyed by Hailstorm'

    — Namala, chidrens' home 'mother' and manager

Situation

Land at the home, for growing produce, is exposed to adverse weather and resultant crop failure. Water supplies are scarce and unreliable. Fruit and vegetables have to be bought at considerable cost and at some distance. The economics of the home are fragile and a reduction in costs will improve its sustainability. Local migrant workers, returning as a consequence of the Covid 19 crisis, have no work, and they, their families, and other villagers are facing hunger and general hardship.

Solution

Establish 3 pit greenhouses to grow crops locally in a protected environment with a secure water supply. Crop yields will increase and be more reliable. The home will become more food self sufficient and its costs will reduce. Provide employment and training to returning workers and other local villagers facing adversity during the current pandemic. Children at the home will learn agriculture related skills to enhance their longer term life prospects.