Project Nepal

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Nepal

Chhetri, Shaikh, Tibetan Buddhist, Brahmin Hill, Tamang

The Nepalese Chhetri are the major ethnic group in Nepal. They speak Nepali, which is the country’s official language. Their domestic and religious practices are also patterned after the higher Hindu castes of India. 

The Shaikhs profess Islam and have both Sunni and Shia traditions among them. In Nepal they speak Nepali and either Urdu, Bhojpuri or Maithili in their communities. They are not vegetarian, and their common food is rice, mutton and vegetables.

 

Most Nepalese live in small villages in hilly terrain and are accustomed to traveling long distances on foot. They are known for their cheerfulness, good humor, resourcefulness, and self-confidence. Their population consists primarily of three castes, or social classes: the Brahmins (priests and scholars); the Kshatriyas (rulers and warriors); and the Achut (laborers and servants). The Achut perform the most polluted tasks, such as cleaning bathrooms. Many also beg and scavenge for a living. They are excluded from and considered ritually unclean by the other classes of Hindus.

Most of the Nepalese are farmers. They live in small rural settlements that are situated near rivers or springs. The villages consist of loosely grouped homes surrounded by farm land. Only the poorest families do not own land. In middle and southern Nepal, the land has been terraced for generations. Wet rice is grown during the monsoon season; dry rice, maize, millet, and wheat are raised on drier land during the summer and winter months. The Nepalese also cultivate vegetable gardens to feed their families. Most of the farmers raise buffalo and goats for meat and cows for milk.

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Key Leader

Mr P is a Nepali pastor and has planted close to 100 churches. He is known and respected in Nepal among other leaders. He is married and has 3 kids. 

Action Steps 2024

  • Prayer for change of hearts and minds of the Chhetri, Shaikh, Tibetan Buddhist, Brahmin Hill and Tamang to learn how to handle money in a good way and use business to make disciples.
  • Facilitate one five-day Pioneer Business Planting consultation in April 2024 to train around 40-50 leaders.
  • Visit and coach the people that have gone through the Pioneer Business Planting training to start and grow their businesses.
  • Set up a FaithFund to help people receive loans to start and grow their businesses.
  • Raise up new house church leaders and business leaders.

Outcomes 2024

  • New house churches planted.
  • Around 8-10 new businesses will be started.
  • New local trainers of Pioneer Business Planting raised up.

Investments 2024

  • • Travel costs $1,500
  • • Training materials $300
  • • Coaching costs $1,500
  • • Honorarium trainers $300
  • • FaithFund $5,000
  • • Project management $1,500
  • TOTAL COST $10,000

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