Tharu

Tharu Sustainability Project

Chitwan, Nepal

Goal
Help support the indigenous people of the remote rainforest in Chitwan to be sustainable.

Tribal Trust’s Contribution
Identified a grassroots sustainable project that would help the once nomadic tribe support themselves in a confined area. Partnered with Heifers International to send a flock of goats that could survive on the jungle to the Tharu community.

Benefits
These original hunter-gatherer people, who are now displaced and disenfranchised, have another means to provide food for themselves. Contributed to international awareness that unmarried Tharu women are forced into prostitution and slavery.

Date
1996

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