Market Growth in Nepal
In Nepal, two important root causes of the financial instability experienced by many rural farming communities are the lack of economic opportunity and inequality in access to economic resources. This instability leads to increased poverty and often results in fragmented families.
Your gift will be used to give small farmers in rural Nepal new market opportunities to sell their essential oil products domestically and globally. Specifically, IDE will provide business training, technical support, and solid market information to the farmers who grow and extract essential oils from lemongrass, citronella, menthol, and curry leaves. These tools will allow small farmers to lift themselves and their communities out of poverty through effective participation in local, national, and global agricultural markets. Market participation is the most powerful tool for small farmers to escape poverty. With your help, we can build community stability in rural Nepal by empowering small farmers with valuable new skills necessary for their own success.