Woman sought for Nepalese pro­ject

Central Leader - - NEWS -

Auck­land women are be­ing sought for a vol­un­teer pro­ject that will help change the lives of Nepalese women in need.

Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity is team­ing up with the the Nari Chetana Women Agri­cul­tural Co­op­er­a­tive in Ghailadubba, east Nepal, to build three new homes.

The co-op­er­a­tive, set up 12 years ago, lends money to its mem­bers at low in­ter­est rates as well as help­ing them to grow food to feed their fam­i­lies and sell.

The group wants to build an of­fice and buy a spice grind­ing ma­chine to save women hav­ing to travel 40 kilo­me­tres to the near­est one.

The homes will go to fam­i­lies needed for the con­struc­tion and they will re­pay the cost in af­ford­able pay­ments.

Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity is look­ing for 50 New Zealand women to go to Nepal and help with the build and fundrais­ing.

Vol­un­teers don’t need to have build­ing skills, just a rea­son­able level of fit­ness.

The build will take place from Septem­ber 28 to Oc­to­ber 7 and the over­all cost for vol­un­teers is $5000.

Vol­un­teers need to reg­is­ter their place by the end of July.

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