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My name is Gagan. I am 26 and a social worker and a farmer here. I stay with my parents. My parents are also social server, teachers and farmer. We are five in our family, , father, mother, me, my wife and little sister.All of us are well educated so we can talk good English. We also have pets. ( One dog)
We get some land on rent here, where we grow organic vegetable. We grow truely organic vegetable (100% pesticide free) mostly potatoes, tomatoes, radish, carrots, lettuce, garlic, onion, peas, rice, corn, wheat and more. We also keep goats and chickens. Currently we have 7 goats and 18 Chickens. In the very soon future, we are planning to do goat and chicken farming as well.
Also, For medicine, we use plant and traditional methods.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Because our village is non-touristy village so the general living standards are lower than in Western countries. The volunteers who enjoy their time with us are adaptable, flexible and self-motivated. There are lots of little educational or maintenance/building projects you can get involved in, and we are very welcoming, however if this is your first time traveling to Nepal and want to know the real Nepal then our village is the right choice for you!
You can say this is your chance to explore real Nepal and Nepali lifestyle with Nepali culture.
In Nepali.... With Nepali.... Being Nepali......
After the earthquake of 7.8 magnitude on 2015-apr-25 Saturday, almost houses are destroyed of my village but... our bad luck the next earthquake (6.9 magnitude) on 2015-mar-12, everything destroyed here. House and water source are completely damaged. Our district is second most destroyed district during the earthquake. After the quake, somehow we manage to built small tin cottage, and all of our family members staying on that small tin cottage.
Lots of people loose their house, lots of kids lose their parents, house and everything. The poor people being more poor so they cannot afford their kids good education. Lots of people didn't get food during the quake, but my family and some of the volunteers donate some amount and we are able to distribute some relief food materials (rice, oil,salt etc) at that time.
My parents teach here for almost 35 years and they are respected persons here, and me and we are social worker here so people hopes are attached with us. After the quake, me and mine some friends went for a survey to collect data of poor kids around our district and found some very needy kids, who seriously need good care, food and study as soon as possible. Currently they are staying with their neighbour and relatives. 25 kids of that list need help as this moment, we already keep six very poor kids with us for their better care and study and But because we don't have big house, we are not able to keep more than 6 kids at this moment and we are looking help to build a good shelter for those kids. As I write, we have 6 needy kids with us at this moment and still after the earthquake, our condition is not good so far. So if you help us with education materials than that will be very pleasant for those kids. You can collect the education materials in your country and send here.
After the quake, we are nearly to stand up by our-self, but the Indian government start border blockage then the crisis make us down again. This time, we cannot stand up without help from good people around the world.
Currently we are on process to build a house for our poor kids project.Also we need charity for drinking water project in our village, we already built a cement water tank before the quake but left incomplete because after quake we are not financially strong to continue it. We need financially support to build pipe line, buy pipe and also make a small water tank near the water source.
Because of no rain since 10 months here, we are not able to grow much vegetables so its effect our economical condition. Currently we are feeding goats and chickens, to improve our economical condition to fulfill the kids demand.
You can also help us on our project by fund raising campaign in your country. If you want to support us by funding campaign, please tell us so we can provide you details.
(Note: Because of several problems this year and the price increase almost double of everything, we are now out of budget and stopped our building project at the moment. When we will get some financial support, we will start our building project again. )
English, Nepali, Hindi
During your stay, you can have your private room attached with Nepali style tin & bamboo cottage and the area is peacefully quite at night. In room you can get a light bulb, dustbin and bedding with bed-sheet, pillow, Nepali style mattress and Nepali style blanket. Mosquito net and sleeping bags are always welcomed. We have one hour power cut off during every evening.
Everybody share a tin walled toilet. You can go to the small river for enjoy your shower with nature, its peaceful small river down by our farm.
We provide Traditional Nepali meal with truely organic vegetable grown on our own farm. (i.e Daal, Bhat, tarkari and aachar, pulse, rice, curry and pickle) Twice a day. First is around 9 to 10 in the morning and second is around 7 to 8 in the evening. And tea and local snacks as well. Morning, you will get a cup of hot tea/coffee and during the noon around 2 to 3 you will get tea with some local snacks ( snacks if available only ). Sometime milk and curd also provided if available.
10 minutes walk from our home, you can find shops, where you can buy recharge cards for phone, biscuits, bakery products, beers, soaps etc. You can get beer from there and enjoy at our place. If you want, you can share it with us as well.
Because our condition is not so good after the earthquake and the border blockage, we request volunteers to pay $5 per day per person for accommodation. We request you to pay us in local currency.
How to reach to us:
We are 33 Kms far from capital Kathmandu, that is one hour bus travel from Kathmandu. You need to get off at Jugekhola. Its on the way to Pokhara. After getting to Jugekhola, you can make a call to me and after, you will move to our organic farm for your good stay. Its 10 minutes walking distance from Jugekhola on hillside. (You can check in google map as well).
You can find local buses from Kathmandu to farm easily. From Kalanki, the bus fair costs less than 1$ per person. We are only 1 hour from Kathmandu so it is easy to go for a day during your stay. After bus, you have to walk for 10 minutes to reach to our farm.
Mostly Volunteers who visited and work at our farm left happily. I can proudly say we are your next family in Nepal. You can feel here as your own home working and helping your own family members.
Here, you can do a Jungle safari, one day cultural trek, meditation under peaceful Banyan (A big Cultural prayer tree) and this all you can do for free.
We are about 1200M from sea level, with amazing view and very fantastic sunset view as well. We (all my family) are curious for know about new things, new culture and new way of talking as well. We also have some no working days so you can go for a day trek or village visit or Shower on Spring.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
2 to 5 hours per day, sometime no working days as well maximum 25 hours a week
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