Struggles of Mr. Nepal that Nurtured a Vision, and Harvested Success

In a world where countless individuals chase distant dreams, an extraordinary individual finds his purpose right on his own soil. Meet Mr. Ishwor Nepal, a Dubai migrant returnee, who is a visionary dedicated to pursuing success in his own land and providing job opportunities to many other youths like him. From the village of Balefi, Sindhupalchok, he embarked on a transformative journey of shifting from traditional farming to commercial agriculture, proving that dreams can take root and flourish in the very place we call home.

Mr. Nepal is the only one who is actively earning in his family of five members. In his first year into farming, he grew rice, maize, millets, and all other crops he had seen his father growing in a traditional way, yielding him no profits. To worsen the scenario, the wild animals from the nearby forest used to destroy his crops. He started to rethink how he was farming and wanted to make some changes to how he was farming. Meanwhile, the Institution for Suitable Actions for Prosperity (ISAP) was starting a Project for Improving Water Access and Agriculture Income (PIWAAI) in Binjel. Ishwor Nepal saw this as an opportunity to find technical help to plan his production and fuel his dream of going into commercial farming and making it profitable.

“The support and technical training from ISAP, has transformed my perspective. Shifting from traditional farming to commercial vegetable farming was the turning point. I leased more land around my farm and built 19 plastic tunnels and grow vegetables like tomato, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumber, pepper, long beans, and others all year round. Today, I stand proud as a successful farmer, earning not only for myself but also providing opportunities to others in my community. My journey has taught me that dreams can take root and flourish right where we belong.”

Nepal makes an annual income of NRS. 5 lakhs from vegetable production and NRS. 3 lakhs from dairy production saving a whooping amount of five lakhs fifty thousand annually. His success in vegetable farming has inspired many other farmers in his locality to move into commercial farming and earn better through it. Mr. Nepal’s remarkable journey is a testament to the indomitable spirit of human potential. Soon, he plans to expand his farm furthermore and develop his village as a hub of vegetable farming in the Sindhupalchowk district.