In Nepali, jeevan means life and kala means art, combining to mean art for life.
Please watch the award winning film Hearts In The Himalayas featuring HHC! The film was produced by Caring For The World Films. Directed by Debi Lang.
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ArunasNepalRelief has partnered with JEEVANKALA of HHC to support Nepal!
Click on JEEVANKALA to buy beautiful, recycled, handmade products from Nepal by people from rural villages of Nepal! We will be adding more products in the coming days!
JeevanKala Nepal is a non-profit sharing company created and managed by Himalayan HealthCare (HHC), a 501c3 U.S. and local NGO, since 1992. All net proceeds from the handicraft sales are used to directly support the artisans and their families by providing access to income, education, and healthcare as well as creating awareness to protect our environment.
Between January and March 2019, our member Aruna traveled to Nepal and met with Himalayan Health Care Co-founders Anil Parajuli and Soni Parajuli several times.
“I got a chance to see first-hand the crafts, how they give back, and I thought we at ArunasNepalRelief should support them from the US.
Their efforts in helping communities from remote and isolated villages of Nepal by helping provide clean drinking water, safe learning environments, income generation, and empowerment for women, is remarkable!
I saw that the products are made by village women artisans, all from recycled tires, metal, cloth, and more, which are sanitized and made into crafts.”
ArunasNepalRelief will help JeevanKala and the women artisans with sale of products, web, graphics, and marketing help. We are happy to lend a hand!
Jeevankala involves 300 women artisans from remote and isolated northern Dhading villages of Tipling, Sertung, and Lapa, who have been devastated and displaced by the 2015 earthquake. It takes two to three days to reach these villages on foot. HHC carries out 15 projects in health care, education and income generation in these villages. JeevanKala helps supplement the meager farming income of the artisans. The business uses a third of the funds in production including fair wages, a third in sales & promotion abroad, and a third in village development projects in the artisans’ villages, such as:
- Training of young village women to become teachers, midwives, nurses, agro-techs and vet-techs to serve their communities
- Stipend for 50 school village children
- Renovate village schools and furniture
- Provide farmers with seeds, seedlings and technical support
- Equip rural hospitals with medical equipment and furniture
JeevanKala, a fairtrade member, has helped hundreds of families to earn living wages. All net proceeds from the sale of JeevanKala goods go toward funding the artisans, their families, and their communities.
ABOUT HIMALAYAN HEALTH CARE
The mission of Himalayan HealthCare is to create sustainable development programs in the remote areas of Nepal that will improve the quality of life for its people. Himalayan HealthCare achieves its mission by providing primary healthcare, community education, and income generation programs that enable people to be self-supporting in the long-term. Their administrative and fundraising costs are only about 10% of our revenues, an extremely low percentage.
An Award Winning Film Featuring HHC
Click to watch the film Hearts In The Himalayas
Award-winning humanitarian journalist Debi Lang, of Caring for the World Films, spent two years documenting the efforts of HHC. This documentary has won numerous awards since it was released in September 2012. Narration done by HHC co-founder and director Anil Parajuli and President David Johnson.
Upcoming Projects of Himalayan Health Care
One Day’s Wages and Direct Relief and other are partnering with HHC to install 300 new permanent toilets in villages in northern Dhading District of Nepal.
Go to this link ‘One Home One Toilet’
and find out more to join me in supporting Himalayan Health Care campaign in the remote and isolated villages of northern Dhading, which prevents families (especially the children) from life-threatening diseases like dysentery, cholera, typhoid, and others.
Trek with HHC Sept 17 to Oct 3, 2019
To learn more visit Trek 2019 HHC
Each year, Himalayan HealthCare brings doctors, dentists, nurses, social workers, teachers, and other volunteers–including friends and family members–through the Himalayas to the remote mountain villages of the Ruby Valley in rural Nepal. Volunteers work with our staff and the local communities to provide training to the local medical providers, and medical care to the villagers who need it the most.
You can support HHC by buying JeevanKala recycled products made in Nepal online at Jeevankala or you can support any of the other causes of HHC by donating on their website at Himalayan Health Care
Every dollar counts! Thank you all!