This project, initiated by the International Cooperation of Monaco has the same aim: to provide funding for the Tamangs of the hills of Rigaon. It began in 2009 following the initial impulse of Jerome Froissard.

With a budget of 25,000 €, different committees were created with the purpose of agricultural trainings organized for the villagers of Rigaon.

They visited the coffee growing regions (Palpa) and tea growing areas (Ilam).

Gradually, farming has been established in Rigaon in many villages and today it is finally starting to produce. 

Furthermore, about one hundred beehives have been purchased and goat breeding has started. Depending on the season, the hives are more or less productive, whereas goats are even too productive, since they graze young tea plants, forcing villagers to build fences in order to restrict the goats. 

The ACFN Avignon association has taken over and hired JTA agricultural technicians to follow the project. 

The coffee from Rigaon has begun to be sold in Kathmandu and some samples were brought back by Kulman and Kamala during their trip to France. The samples were tested by a coffee specialist from Avignon (best toaster France 2012) and they were also tested in the laboratories Folliet Chambery known for the quality of their coffee. 

Here is the analysis performed by Chambéry: the scent is very floral and fruity. When drinking it, one notices some tangy and citrus flavours, which are very pleasant, it creates a good balance. We also notice a woody flavour, followed by a slight bitter one, yet this does not alter the balance of the coffee. 

Currently NAMASTE Monaco funds the JTA training (agricultural technician) for two young girls and two young men from Rigaon in order to develop the agriculture in that area which is currently only developed at 20% of its potential.