We are a multigenerational group of people from all walks of life who have different professional backgrounds and live across Germany. We all dedicate time and work for Ecohimal on voluntary basis. Some of us are working in development cooperation while others are driven by their motivation to achieve positive things together. Read more
Donation for stoves
For our first project, we are collecting donations for ovens in the Arun valley. Help us that as many households as possible benefit from it! Donate now »
We are an independent organisation, but we are fortunate to have access to a network of experienced partners with whom we work together closely. ..more
We personally care about the fate of the people in Nepal. It is our aim to promote social, ecological and economic development by working together at eye-level. ..more
Working on an equal footing means that we respect the culture and lifestyle of the people in Nepal and stand for mutual learning. It also implies, of course, ..more
We particularly support projects in remote and rural mountain regions of Nepal. Life in the world’s highest mountains has given rise to a variety of local livelihoods ..more
Make a difference with your donation!
We need your support to achieve our goals! You can donate to our current projects or become a supporting member of EcoHimal. In case you would like to become actively involved yourself, we are open for your help and ideas and always look forward to motivated (new) members.
Today is UNESCO’s international mother language day. While Nepali is the lingua franca, it is spoken by less than 50% of Nepalis as their first language. In fact, the linguistic diversity in Nepal is outstanding! There are around 123 languages from different families spoken as a first language in the country. Among them are languages at the verge of extinction like “Lhomi” which is spoken by the Lhomi Community we worked with in our previous project in Sankhuwasabha District. Today, Lhomi is only spoken by around 7000 people. Another interesting example is Maithili, the second most common mother tongue in Nepal with almost 3 million native speakers. Since the Maithiil Community lives in both Nepal and India, there are in total more native Maithili speakers (about 34 million) than there are Nepali citizens (30 million). Having a variety of languages spoken in a society should be regarded as a strength and a reason to be proud and as both Nepal and Germany are multilingual and multicultural societies we want to celebrate this diversity! #motherlanguageday #unesco #diversity #maithili #lhomi #indigenouslanguages #tamang #languagediversity #ecohimal #portrait
Today is Maha Shivaratri – or the great night of the Hindu God Shiva. Worshippers of Shiva (and other people who like to have a good time) worship in temples and smoke marijuana as Shiva is believed to be an avid smoker. During Shivaratri the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu is crowded with Sadhus (ascetics or people who have renounced worldly life) some of whom travelled on foot from places far away from India. The festival takes place during the darkest new moon night of the year and celebrates overcoming darkness and ignorance in life and the world. #420 #shivaratri #mahashivratri #nepal #pashupatinath_temple #pashupati #sadhu
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Our stoves are being manufactured in Lalitpur right now. While the individual components are already built, they remain to be welded together. We will have two youths from our project village Ramni in Kalikot traveling to the workshop in Lalitpur to participate in the assembling. Through this they will be stove experts who can later help installing and repairing the stoves in their community, plus earning an income for their services. The stoves themselves are adapted to local requirements and have some really innovative features such as an insulated water tank, which allows the later use the passively heated water. For example, the hot water produced while cooking dinner, can be used for doing the dishes, bathing or cooking the next morning without having to reheat (and use more firewood) it. #improvedcookingstove #ecohimal #kalikot #mahawai #nepal #smokefreelife #indoorpollution #energyefficiency