Herbs for Change


Herbs for Change




In 2015, Sharif founded Herbs for Change, a venture that commits to alleviating poverty and gender disparity in Mude, Nepal, through a self-sustaining herb cooperative that encourages equal participation of both men and women.  Apart from covering the operational cost, ~50% of the revenue from this venture will be used to develop and maintain local infrastructures, primarily in education and health.  This venture follows on the string of Nepalese ventures founded by Fellows who are working to revitalize entire towns through multi-faceted approaches, usually catalyzed – as in this case – by an agriculture and women’s empowerment component.

As of spring 2018, the venture has directly impacted 150 community members, gained four paid employees, and involved community members in its organizational structure.