Chitra Bahadur Tilija PunChitra Bahadur Tilija Pun has been hired as Program Officer for the developing cottage industries in Nangi. He is well-known in the community from his work over the past few years with the Institute for Himalayan Conservation and he is a familiar figure as he walks briskly across the hills of the Mygadi District from village to village.

HEF is in the process of developing cottage industries and health care initiatives, along with tourism and a unique volunteer program. Because of Chitra’s outstanding bilingual and computer skills, he is an excellent candidate for providing the necessary cross-cultural support to these money making projects.

We are so fortunate to have the financial supporters and Chitra’s talents that will allow the villages in this region to develop new and sustainable programs.