We have partnered with doTERRA International to benefit the earthquake-torn country of Nepal. Through this partnership, doTERRA is working with rural Nepal villages in conjunction with its Co-Impact SourcingTM initiative. In Nepal, rural villagers living in extreme poverty survive on less than $2 a day.
This partnership provides critical economic opportunities, particularly in rural areas where they are most needed and a better standard of living through improved access to clean water, education, and medical services. This work addresses many of the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development, including gender equality that serves to underscore the importance of this work.
Historically, Nepalese harvesters and farmers have been at the mercy of middlemen that may only buy a portion of their crops and receive usually unpredictable and unfair compensation for their efforts. With doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing, producers receive long-term sourcing contracts, as well as fair and on-time payments that impact everyone along the value chain. This has already had an immense impact in facilitating hundreds of families to lift themselves out of extreme poverty through predictable, additional income they can use for food, school supplies, and clothing – along with other community-based social impact projects.
Through this program, an estimated 1,075 jobs have already been created in Nepal and by 2017, we estimate 2,800 jobs will be supported, impacting more than 14,000 people.
Thank you doTERRA and the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation.