The Basa Village Foundation USA is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing about positive change in Basa, Nepal and elsewhere.
CORE PRINCIPLES (proposed)
1. The local community will own any project in that it will
provide all labor, materials and management to the extent it is able, and
will own and operate as a co-op any structure, institution or system of a
completed project. The corp provides needed capital and advice for
development, execution and operation of a project.
2. Local leadership develops the budget and plans for
construction, operation, ownership, management and maintenance of all
projects in consultation with the corp. The corp provides advice and
monitors the budget in re capital contribution from the corp.
3. Every project is scrutinized re sensitivity to local culture,
traditions and customs and care is taken not to impose changes on the
community from the outside.
4. All donations to the corp are used for project work. No
member is reimbursed for travel to Nepal or elsewhere on behalf of the
corp, and only expenses advanced by members necessary for project work,
such as shipping or purchases of materials, will be reimbursed.
Volunteer time on behalf of the corp should be considered as valuable and
essential as monetary contributions, so members will not be paid for time
5. There is no expectation that corp members visit Nepal, but
some member(s) should volunteer to make a visit to monitor ongoing
projects. We would try to have at least one annual visit and firsthand
report from a member.
To reach Basa Village Foundation USA, email JRasley@Juno.com