Updated Jul 03, 2018
Part of Save the Children
Our goal is to make a catalytic investment in a scalable business model that provides an avenue for rural farmers in remote areas to be involved in a reliable and profitable livelihood with limited risk on their side.
Poor families with limited marginal land struggle to produce adequate and diverse food to meet the needs of their families. Families need to generate additional income in order to purchase food and other basic needs. However, income sources are limited and uncertain due to poor inputs, limited markets and production risks.
Make a catalytic investment in a scalable business model that provides an avenue for Nepales rural farmers in remote areas to be involved in a reliable and profitable livelihood with limited risk on their side.
We are proposing a catalytic investment in a private sector firm in Nepal that was previously supported by Save the Children through a USAID funded Food Security project, as a pilot program. The Social Enterprise (SE) concept being proposed has high potential for offering an increased and sustained source of income for families with limited resources. The business model of the SE is based on (1) Increasing the productive capacity of the goat value chain; a sector that provides significant market opportunities for poor, rural HH’s and (2) offers direct opportunities for these HH’s to involve in a livelihood activity within this sector with minimal investment, access to relevant technology and ongoing technical support and an assured market for the end product.