Peepalbot Agriculture Co-Operative
CMC Village Project
"by Debendra Pokharel"
History of Peepalbot Community:
People are living in this since long time from much generation to another generation. There are so many mix people like Bram, Chetri , Newar, Gurung, Damai, Sarki, and Kami etc. there are 85 family living in a geographical situation. The area of this village lies on forest and river side little bit remote even in the VDC. All houses are damaged by earthquake and still people are living under in a cottage. Some people are started to rebuild house. The major population in village is children and old age people rather than youth and work forced.
The main income source of the village is traditional agriculture; every single thing has positive part in life which has happened in our community too. In a big earthquake of 25th April 2015, we lost many people, all houses and all our things but we became stronger in friendship relation with all our village people and we created a our community called peoplebot, Now we are more close, more familiar, and more friendly in our humanitarian activities. As we started helping to the community by relief materials like foods and cloths and plastic tents immediate after earthquake.
The idea became to established an organization where we can help each other and work together to improve our economy status by doing some agriculture activities and help to the society and their children education, sports , dance and art etc. We find some kind of health and social problems in the old age people where we do like to help them for health take care and feeding program as per possible.
We like to create a model of sustainable social business like city people buying village product in CMC (Cocina Mitho Chha) Kathmandu. So the money goes to Village.
I read a book Banker to poor of Dr. Muhammad Yunus and learn a little bit the concept and value of the community base project and I personally motivated more about it.
Develop economy and quality life of village people by organizing financial and social activates by providing direct participation
Organizing many economy and social activates in local level
The following activities have been done already after earthquake:
Food and relief distribution in Village for more than 150 families supported by all the guests and friends of Cocina Mitho Chha
Financial support to the family whose family member were dead in earthquake
Financial support to the schools damaged by Earthquake to buy Zinc sheet supported by CMC Guests
Organizing program an activities with local people to clear the materials of damaged houses by Alberto from Madrid
Uniform distribution to the primary school of Jaubari VDC for 50 students
Trauma counseling to the whole village by Cocina Mitho Chha and some young volunteers
Drinking water in Katmandu hospitals by Cocina Mitho Chha
Drinking water supply to the village with material for 85 families supported by Gemma from Barcelona
Tent distribution to the our CMC community in Kathmandu
Zinc sheet distribution to 85 families of village to make roof by Ria and her family from Netherland
Felicitation to the senior citizen by awarding certificate and jacket
Feeding activities to the senior citizen by Jo Pott Mercer from UK
Stationary and sport material distribution to children of 85 families
Scholarship to the children of 85 families
Medical material distribution to the community hospital of Gorkha by Ria and family from Netherlands
Agriculture equipments and seeds distribution to the village by Spanish Group
Established Peepalbot Agriculture Co-Operative by Ria and family and Anneke from Netherlands
Tunnel material and hand tractor distribution to grow vegetable in village by Spanish Group
Co-Operative Accounting and Management training to the board members
Environmental training (plastic free zone) to all the people of village including children
English language classes to the village students by Daniel and Sofie from Denmark
Extra Curricular activities to the children of village like sports by Daniel and Sofie
Health Checkup and follow up by Dr. Maria Jose Lopez from Spain
Water irrigation support to the village by Jo Pott Mercer of UK (on process)
Future plan and activities:
Build community house
We need a community house to organize all the activities in the village to organize people and program. Especially we use the building as office for all the village of 85 families
Teaching English language
Village students are very poor in English language and there are high number of students are fail in the final exam so that we are looking for to organize English language to our children in our community.
Organizing art and dance program to children
To encourage our children we have to do some extra activates like dance and reading and writing as well as singing art class etc.
Activities for senior citizens like feeding, health checkup
Regular health check up and feeding also kind of entertainment program to the senior citizen.
Organizing various types of actricultre training to enhancement in agriculture technique and equipment for quality product.
Supporting to particular farmers who are interested to do some kind of farm like goat farming, cow farming.
Supporting for economic development by selling their organic product to Kathmandu
Finding market to sale village product
Support for farm development and management in small scale by providing them farming equipment and other necessary equipment
Finding some resources and help to promote villagers life in agricultures by providing them specific training and
Organizing Home stay program
Our village is beautiful hill with lots of nature life so we are interested to organize home stay for tourist to introduce our village and exchange our culture and life style to the world by using CMC net work.
Placement of volunteers to support village development activities
We are interested to offer volunteer support like some kind of expertise , knowledge , skills to build our houses , and infrastructure of the village like make walking path, children garden, old age people house, Chautara, Temple, drinking water supply, irrigation etc.
Houses destroyed by earthquake
Getting the materials ready for relief distribution
People waiting for the relief distribution
Name list for relief distribution
Relief materials divided for all the families
Distributing relief to the people of village
Taking Zinc sheets to their destination after distribution
Clearing the rubbles of damaged house
Trauma Counselling for the villagers
Drinking water distribution in a hospital of Kathmandu
Distribution of water supply with equipments for the village
Felicitation of Senior Citizens of the village
Senior citizen feeding program
Distributing stationary and sports equipment to children
Distribution of medicines and equipment in village community hospital
Seeds and Agricultural equipment distribution
Second session of Trauma training by our guest Bibiana
Management and accounting training to the board members of Peepalbot Co-Operative
Board of members having lunch at Cocina Mitho Chha
English language class by Sofie
Daniel with the people of village
Solar panel used as alternative use of fuel for cooking in CMC
Certificate for the felicitation of senior citizens
Our guests Ria and Anneke after being welcomed
Road to the village
Bridge on the way to the village
View of the hill and house of the village
An elderly woman with her grandchild