Himalayan Initiatives is a Scottish Charity based in Huntly in Aberdeenshire set up in 2013 to support community led sustainable development in Nepal. We work in partnership with Nepalese colleagues who founded the Nepal NGO C.B.S.D.
( Community Building for Sustainable Development ) and together we provide grassroots support to community projects in disadvantaged villages in the Himalayan foothills of NE Nepal.
The priority for villagers at present is the supply of subsidised metal cooking stoves which can replace the traditional method of cooking over an open fire inside the house.
The new stoves take smoke out of the houses, reduce the risk of burns and burn wood more efficiently. The benefits to health, the environment and poverty relief are many.
The Nepal Government subsidies 30% of the cost of each stove, we request that households pay approx. 10% if possible and we fund the rest which is approx. £65 per stove .
To date over 770 stoves have been provided and we hope to fund a further 150 stoves for distribution during our Charity Trek in October.
To find out more about our work and our charity trek please visit our website
Any support you are able to give - however small- is greatly appreciated and sure to make a real difference to the people of Nepal.