जाहा ईक्छा त्यहाँ उपाए । Jaha ikcha teha upayo. If there is a will, there is a way. (Nepali proverb)
There are so many needy communities throughout Nepal – especially since the earthquake – that need a little push to be more sustainable and self-reliant economically.
So many schools, houses and buildings, are currently missing or left under construction due to a lack of funding and resources.
A huge amount of people are still sleeping in tents or in temporary shelters, because they cannot afford a new housing.
Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world: too many Nepalese are surviving their everyday lives without being able to find a way to break the cycle of poverty.
With the Justin Eco-Foundation, we wish to give a hand by creating work opportunities, so the communities in need can find a way to break this cycle. An extra hand will be given to disabled people, often marginalised and excluded in Nepal due to their handicap.
Nepal is full of economic resources, one of them being the quality of the Nepalese handicrafts, which are world-renowned.
By giving handicraft training and equipment (such as sewing machines) to the communities most in need, we would love to encourage the production of pashmina, cachemire, woodcarving or any kind of Nepalese handicrafts and to export them internationally.
Another way would be to provide a piece of land and everything needed to grow an agricultural activity. Rice, maize, millet, wheat, barley and buckwheat are the major staple food crops growing in Nepal.
A part of the production would be allocated to our “home of love”.
“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” Maimonides.