Kathmandu, Nepal (PRWEB) December 29, 2013
"In Nepal, people harvest herbal remedies straight from the forests and mountains where they live,” explains Shane Zisman, environmental lawyer and advocate, and the American Coordinator of Healing Herbs Nepal. These herbs are part of Nepal’s centuries-old indigenous ayurvedic healthcare system, which emphasizes disease prevention through proper diet and life style. Medicinal herbs are used both to boost immunity and to treat disease when it arises.
“These remedies have become increasingly popular around the world,” Shane explains, “and as a result, Nepal’s native herbs are being harvested to extinction. Unfortunately, the money from the harvest goes mostly to middlemen rather than to benefit Nepali farmers.”
Healing Herbs Nepal is designed to address these problems by transforming an exploitative and environmentally degrading medicinal herb trade into one that:
Once the two-year pilot project is completed, Healing Herbs Nepal will be well-positioned to attract the social impact investment needed to carry out the second phase - the engagement of hundreds of farmers to begin with and thousands of farmers as the program expands.
Funds raised via Indiegogo will be used to cover cultivation cost, HR expenses, operations, taxes, royalties, and duties.
Indiegogo Page: http://bit.ly/1cO8ttf