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RIDS-Nepal

Organisation: Rural Integrated Development Services, Nepal
Location: Humla and Jumla Districts, Karnali Zone, Nepal

Projects:
- Basic water and nutrition requirements
- Smokeless stoves
- Hygiene measures and renewable energy developments
- Education
Established in 2005, RIDS Nepal is a registered, social non-profit organization. It is located in Nepal’s largest poverty stricken area in the Humla and Jumla districts in the Karnali zone. This area is remote, situated in difficult to access mountain areas. All current projects in action are small-scale, which make them easier to implement. They include works to provide clean water, healthy food production, hygiene measures, and the promotion of renewable energies and education.

Each of these projects can be implemented individually as part of a long-term community project, since one of RIDS Nepal’s guiding principle is to plan, develop, execute, and supervise projects cooperatively, so that they are a coherently interconnected within a larger scheme. Hence, all current projects in action have a synergistic advantage, because they are local, and deliver renewable energy sources that are accessible and culturally accepted. The sustainability and long-term effects of all RIDS Nepal projects are monitored and evaluated on a regular basis.

How does CareforClimate help?

CareforClimate supports RIDS Nepal with direct donations for the acquisition of smokeless stoves. These stoves have many advantages compared to conventional fire places, including:
  • Reduction of the CO2 emissions by half
  • Ecologically more efficient, as they need less wood for operations
  • Better for health, as the stoves do not create smoke that remains inside the home, which is known to be lung-damaging
  • Provide better quality of life, as they relieve the children from having to collect wood, and it enables more time for schooling and education.

For more information:

www.rids-nepal.org
Contact: Alexander Zahnd (Projektleiter)
Telephone: +977-1-5201739
Email: azahnd@wlink.com.np

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