The Cow-Bank Project
It is a fact that the Gross National Product (GNP) rate of developing countries like Nepal is extremely low and that the economic condition and the living status of the farmers are very weak. To support and empower the farmers economically, to allow them to generate extra income, KTE introduced Cow Bank Project in 2005.
Initially, the cow bank distributed 36 high yielding cows and a bull to the farmers of the village with the ratio of one cow per house. Similarly, in the second phase, 66 more cows were distributed to the small farmers. The farmers are able to sell their cow’s milk in the local market which earns them extra rupee. Furthermore, it is so arranged that they can sell the cow dung to KTE (KTE uses the cow dung as an organic manure for its tea farming).
However, the farmers have to make an agreement to give away the first calf to KTE in case of reproduction. The calves will then be distributed to other farmers.
In less than ten years, we have nearly doubled the number of cows that have been distributed to the farmers. We currently have 177 cows under the project and striving to reach '500' by 2025. Nepal Tea LLC is initiating a "Donate a Cow" project which will allow interested people to adopt a cow far away in Nepal without the actual hassle of rearing it.
How does it work?
People who donate will be able to name the calf and get regular updates on its status.
We'll send the picture of your cow regularly and also the family that is taking care of it.