About Lum Village-
Lum village is located in the Lower Dzongu region in North Sikkim. It is 50 km away from the bustling town of Gangtok and is a completely secluded destination. The region of Dzongu is a declared reserve of ‘The Lepcha Tribe’. One needs special permission to enter here because of its reserved status.
After interacting with Lum people, one thing was very evident that these people wanted to be something in the field of Tourism as most of the state is. The kind of dedication and efforts put forth by Lum people were incredible. There was only one aspect they were lacking; confidence in being an entrepreneur. NotOnMap team tried to show them the right path and boost the confidence that they can run homestays successfully by themselves.
NotOnMap proudly on-boarded 9 homestays from this village which are mainly run by the women of the family. Through our combined efforts and intervention around 300 people will be benefited from this NotOnMap Community village by creating employment opportunities within the village for the youth taking steps towards self-sustainability.
Since the COVID19 pandemic grew, we have been guiding them to sustain themselves by selling local produce and maintaining revenue generation with the NotOnMart initiative.