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  • Joel Meyers

July 2022 Update

The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound negative impact on tourism in Nepal and cut off the income upon which many of the families in the Basa area depend. This, in turn, demonstrated the value that generating revenue from sources other than tourism could provide.

Villagers have requested assistance from the Foundation to develop an agricultural project that would allow them to sell vegetable and fruit crops as well as livestock. The villagers are working with the BVF-Nepal to identify markets and establish a co-op business for the community. When the plan and a budget is prepared, the BVF-USA will work with our partners in Nepal to help capitalize the cooperative business. For more information about the status of this project and how you can contribute, contact Jeff Rasley at

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