SUMMARY: Promoting health and the environment through synergy of man and land"" is the motto of Kevin Rohan Memorial Eco Foundation. It aims to improve the environment and people’s health by introducing local resources by local impoverished people, building a free clinic, and a school for the children.
PROBLEM SPACE: The current situation and understanding of the people about chemical fertilizers and pesticides, is damaging our health and the environment. People’s poor quality health is the result of poor thinking and doing. Educating people in the field of biodynamic agriculture, and treating them medically, is the solution.
SOLUTION: The KRMEF was conceptually established in 2008 located near Khokana leprosy colony in Kathmandu Valley. Our aim is to provide the underprivileged, the disabled, and the poor, with an opportunity to work on an organic farm allowing them to be productive, while enabling their children to attend school. The KRMEF tries to save the local environment by using local manpower, local waste, and educating the local population about the benefits of protecting the environment. The project currently runs free health and dental clinics in some schools and has recently renovated and opened its first free clinic in the local village community.
The KRMEF is a pilot project focused on recycling waste found in and around the city of Kathmandu and utilizing unused land by giving work to many jobless, helpless and disabled, while making the land organically productive. Currently, the Foundation hosts an eco-guesthouse, and organic garden, attracting visitors from around the world. The KRMEF is now in the process of developing biodynamic farming and a Waldorf inspired village school for the local children. The project operates two sites and is continuing to expand within the community.
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