The answer: 4,015. The question: How many students are currently benefiting, in many different ways, from ETC’s children’s education program? We train teachers, physically improve schools, provide school supplies and classroom materials, and support enriching extracurricular activities like the quiz contest at Balambu Basic School in Lapilang (pictured here).
Our theme for October is “ETC by the numbers.” Toward the end of a program cycle, ETC helps its supported women’s groups combine into legally recognized and long-lasting cooperatives, for ongoing mutual support and entrepreneurial growth. The three cooperatives formed last year (from 46 women’s groups) now control a total of $116,262 in microcredit funds. […]
The theme for October is “ETC by the numbers.” ETC is committed to helping women in rural Nepal raise greater quantities of more nutritious food, and earn more money doing it. As an example, mushrooms are a nutritious and high-value crop that can grow year-round in relatively short cycles. During the first half of 2019, […]
Basic sanitation facilities are something that most of us don’t have to think about. In rural Nepal, however, many homes and even some schools don’t have toilets – and many of the toilets that did exist prior to the 2015 earthquakes were no longer standing or safely usable afterward (as can be clearly seen […]
Our theme for September is gratitude – and, by extension, how those of us who are relatively fortunate can really make a difference in the lives of those who have fewer advantages. Most of us can be grateful that our children’s school buildings are structurally safe and weatherproof, that the classrooms are reasonably well-furnished, and […]