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VINLMTV05A NEPAL Nepal / Permaculture 01/08/2020 31/12/2020

VINLMTV05A – Permaculture
Agriculture provides subsistence and employment for 80% of the population of
Nepal, accounting for approximately 39 % to the total GDP. The development of the
sector is crucial for the empowerment of those who rely upon it and for the national
economy. Since Nepal is in Himalayan region, it has been badly affected by the Climate
Change! The sources of water are drying; new types of moths / insects are in existence;
the crop cultivation time changed, unexpected change in climate, unpredictable rainfall,
draughts etc. are the result of global warming Nepalese farmers facing.
Permaculture uses small and slow solutions because they are easier to manage than
bigger solutions and they allow for the use of local resources leading to more sustainable
outcomes. While this may not always be feasible- sometimes we need big and fast
solutions to solve some of society’s greatest problems- this principle can potentially be
a valuable tool for problem solving.
Daily Activities
• As a volunteer, you will be working with the farmers who are trained by VIN in
permaculture.
• The work usually is hands on like designing the farm based on the permaculture
principles – cultivating crops, weeding, irrigating etc.
• Train more farmers on permaculture practices and help them practically to implement.
• Support farmers in making organic fertilizers like compost

ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD

The program fee includes accommodation
and food for the duration of your
volunteering or internship.
VIN has a hostel which can accommodate
up to 35 people, with up to five bunk beds
per room.
During the volunteer induction, volunteers
will share these rooms.
If the hostel is unavailable, VIN organises
accommodation close-by in a hotel or
different hostel.
During your stay at the host family or
monastery/nunnery your sleeping arrangements may be private to shared.
Bathroom and toilet facilities are shared with your host family or monks/ nuns.
Hygiene standards vary from family to family/place to place. Sometimes it might be
very basic and hot water might only be available sometimes.
We kindly ask volunteers to be flexible and be prepared to cope with non-western
standards.
In regards to food, volunteers will receive three meals a day, in Nepali standard.
The main dishes are rice based and daal bhat (lentil soup and rice), vegetables and
curries are staple foods.
Nepalese people rarely eat meat or fish and have a mainly vegetarian diet.
Eating bread is also uncommon.
If you wish to supplement your foods with more variety (such as types of vegetables,
eggs or fruits) then the cost lies with you but host families are happy to prepare the
extra food items for you.
In the host families and monasteries/ nunnery you will share their food and please
inform us if have any specific allergies or dietary requirements.

EXTRA FEE:

4 weeks €555 €615
5 weeks €630 €700
6 weeks €705 €785
7 weeks €780 €870
8 weeks €855 €955
For each extra week
after that

€75 €85

Please note that:
The Four Weeks Volunteer & Travel Tour fee is €815.
The Five Weeks Volunteer & Trekking Tour fee is €1.295.
If a volunteer chooses to do more than one placement, then an additional fee of
€70 needs to be paid.

VIN is a non-profit organization which doesn’t receive government funding and
relies on volunteer fees in order to facilitate the programs.

Day of Arrival
We ask volunteers to send us the flight details as soon as possible so that we can
arrange the airport pick up.
One of VIN’s staff members will wait at the airport for pick up and then bring you to
VIN’s hostel.

Induction
VIN’s inductions start every 1st and 15th day of the month.
The induction period is part of your placement and it will provide essential information
about VIN, the project, our culture and customs.
So please arrive one day BEFORE to the induction date.
The induction will last 2 to 3 full days (accommodation and food is provided) and includes
the following topics: