The Apothecary Shoppe’s 2018 donation will support freshwater well initiatives in Nepal
Portland, Ore.—June 12, 2018—The Apothecary Shoppe, serving the public, students and graduates of the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS), announced today that is has donated funds to dig four freshwater wells in Nepal. The donation benefits Nepalese leasehold forestry groups, many of whom are women, who grow aromatic plants for essential oil distillation. The Shoppe’s ‘Oil into Water’ donation is part of its ongoing global education initiative, which donates 2 percent of all essential oil sales to support global sustainability education projects in botanical production for the essential oil industry.
Nepal, landlocked and located in the Himalayas of South Asia, has poor infrastructure and few tangible natural resources, which have stunted the nation’s growth and development. Much of the population remains in poverty, earning less than $1.25 per day, and Nepal’s workforce suffers from