projects of Hewa (Yawa)
Taksindu VDC 6, Solukhumbu, Nepal
accross Hewa Khola
Reconstruction of houses
Road from Chhulemu
Trecking route to Khumbu
cultivation of vines has two advantages: Their roots grow deep into the
soil and thus provide a natural protection against landslides, and the
grapes are a healthy and nutricious food.
Lhakpa Doma Sherpa has started to introduce vine stocks in Hewa in 2015 when she brought first plants from Rebencenter Dreher in Auggen in Southwest Germany. More vine stocks have been introduced in 2016, after the first plants proved to have grown well. Klaus Bender, the chairman of Verein Nepal-Inzlingen, brought more plants when he visited the village in October 2016; Rebencenter Dreher even donated some of these plants.
It is planned to extend the cultivation of vine stocks in the years to come, in Hewa as well as in the adjacent small hamlet of Siteling.