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All inclusive volunteer experiences in Nepal.  Work directly with the people of Nepal as a teacher, builder, or medical intern.
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Volunteers in Action : Her Farm - Nepal

Volunteers at Her Farm in Nepal
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Slide show with music that provides a peek into the good work and new life coming out of Her Farm in Nepal.  Volunteer! 

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Expanding the school at Her Farm

So many children now come each day to learn English and computers that we added another classroom. Many of the children walk an hour or more to reach our school.
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Changing the world one child at a time.

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A day in the life at Her Farm. Women's Empowerment in Nepal

Published on Jun 23, 2016
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The women of Her Farm Nepal take you on a tour of daily life in the village and at the farm. Her Farm is located in rural Nepal in a farming village. More than 20 women and children live at Her Farm. This is a 100% women owned and operated organic farm. Her Farm is a healthy, vibrant mountain community where women and children have access to healthcare, education and economic opportunity in an environment where human rights are valued and respected. Her Farm is growing hope for women in the Himalayas.

This video was made by the women of Her Farm.
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Working to make each day worth living: Her Farm

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Sunita Sharma and Scott MacLennan talk about "Her Farm" a woman-owned and run farm in Nepal

Sunita Sharma and Scott MacLennan speak with Valerie about “Her Farm,” a woman-owned and run organic farm in Nepal, two hours outside of Kathmandu. Scott and Sunita initiated the project several years ago. Around thirty women jointly own the farm and live there with their children, growing their own food and receiving education. The farm also welcomes volunteers to come and spend time working on the farm and also to be involved in education projects. The evolving mission of the farm is to also give the members of its family the opportunity to learn 21st-century computer skills and experience with photography, video, and even radio and podcasting. Their website is at herfarmnepal.org
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Radio interviw with Scott and Sunita about Her Farm in Nepal. 

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HER Farm: Volunteers from Around the World are Fighting Domestic Abuse in Nepal

HER Farm: Volunteers from Around the World are Fighting Domestic Abuse in Nepal | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
Scott and Sunita MacLennan:

 

People are always welcome to donate, but the majority of our funding at Her Farm comes from volunteers that we host at the farm.

 

About 150 people a year from 26 countries (and counting), visit the farm to help in the fields, the classrooms, with repairs and in other capacities.

 

This provides many women with the job at the farm - cooking, hospitality management, logistics; and of course it gives them the opportunity to practice English, the business language of Nepal, which many women have been excluded from learning.

So, visiting www.HerFarmNepal.org and donating is good and kind.

Actually visiting Her Farm as a volunteer is even more beneficial.

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Donations are kind.  Actually going to Nepal as a Mountain Volunteer is transformative.  

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A Day in the Life at Her Farm Nepal

This was made by the women of Her Farm and shows what a typical day is like for them.
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The empowered women at Her Farm in Nepal are taught video skills by volunteers working with The Mountain Fund and Mountain Volunteer. You can make a difference in Nepal. Volunteer

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Stelly's Global Perspectives- Nepal 2014

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do, than the things you did. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain
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Stelly's Secondary School in British Columbia, Canada is instrumental in building and continued support for Her Farm in Nepal. This inspriational film helps us see and feel the transformative experience of volunteering in Nepal.

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Being, Not Doing: How to be the best volunteer in Nepal ever. The Mountain Volunteer News

Being, Not Doing: How to be the best volunteer in Nepal ever. The Mountain Volunteer News | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
The best volunteers are Being, not Doing. Not long ago a volunteer posted on a blog about a conversation with the local school principal. In that conversation she asked what the principal thought about volunteers at the school. He replied that he was not sure since he'd never been outside of Nepal and couldn't know what changes would look like, what our life looked like. It's an important point.

We go to volunteer thinking we want to DO something. The people we wish to help may have no idea what we are talking about or thinking about, they have no frame of reference for understanding. It first takes building friendship and trust and that comes from Being, not from Doing.
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The time spent playing with kids, learning the language so they could say a few things to the locals, working hard and with the same tools as the locals. These ways of being ingratiated them to the community and strong bonds were made. From those bonds, doing becomes possible because there is trust. Without first Being, there is no Doing.

 

So when you come to Nepal and volunteer, be most mindful of who you are being, then you think about what you are doing.

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The school at Her Farm

This video is about Her Farm Update
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You can volunteer to teach in Mankhu village in Nepal.  The school is one of the many volunteer opportunities at Her Farm, a remarkable female run organic farm that is changing the lives and futures of young women in Nepal.  Be part of something special. 


Volunteer today!

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Mountain Volunteer: Your Chance to Volunteer in Nepal

Volunteer in Nepal


The Mountain Fund and Mountain Volunteer provide an all inclusive opportunity to Volunteer in Nepal. Teach English, Computers, or Videography. Learn organic farming or work in the clinic at Her Farm.


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Change yourself. Change the world one day and one person at a time. You can contribute funds, but more importantly you can contribute time by stepping out of your life and into the Himalayas  by becoming a Volunteer in Nepal.

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Change yourself. Change the world one day and one person at a time. You can contribute funds, but more importantly you can contribute time by stepping out of your life and into the Himalayas  by becoming a Volunteer in Nepal.

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Nepal - Housing for women nearly complete at Her Farm

Nepal - Housing for women nearly complete at Her Farm | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
With help from 34 volunteers from Stelly's Secondary School, we've nearly finished the first home for women at Her Farm in Nepal. Her Farm is a home for landless women and children who have no place to go.
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Volunteer in Nepal. Help create and grow a place where abused women in Nepal can go and live productive lives.

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Learn Organic Farming at Her Farm | Nepal Volunteer Placements

Learn Organic Farming at Her Farm | Nepal Volunteer Placements | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
Her Farm, growing hope in the Himalayas


Her Farm was built to provide poor, landless and homeless women and their children a sustainable home and livelihood. Her Farm is grass-roots community development that impacts the entire rural village where the farm is located.  

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What Can You Do?There is a lot of work to be done. 

The farm has a lot of land that needs to be put to use for organic farming. You can help directly and work on the land. You can work right along side our women farmers and grow the food that you, and they, will be eating. Farming is hard, but fully satisfying work and nothing tastes better than a meal prepared from the food you've grown yourself. You will be helping these women to provide a sustainable future for themselves and their children. 

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Volunteer in Nepal: Teach at Her Farm

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This is a transformational opportunity to volunteer in Nepal.

 

Qualified Volunteers have the opportunity to teach:

  • English
  • Computers
  • Videography 
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Women's Farm in Nepal

Published on Dec 8, 2016
a quick look at the 30 women and children who call Her Farm Home
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Joyous sounds from Nepal.  Women building a better life at Her Farm. 

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Visit Her Farm Nepal. A 100 % woman owned and operated organic farm in Nepal

There is no better place to visit than Her Farm Nepal. This is a 100% woman owned and operated organic farm in Nepal. Help women who come from domestic abuse or mental health issues succeed as farmers in Nepal. You can make a real difference in the lives of these women in Nepal and help them heal.
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If you need to visit someplace real... here you are!

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New-found hopes : women-led farming communities in the Hymalayan

New-found hopes : women-led farming communities in the Hymalayan | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
Lensational reached Nepal through partnering with Mountain Fund, a non-profit organisation founded to protect Nepali women and give them the skills and safety to provide for themselves. The Mountain Fund’s Her Farm programme, one of the country’s own women-owned farm, provides a community for women who were formerly abused and abandoned in rural Nepal, allowing them to care for themselves and control their destinies.
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Photography from women living at Her Farm in Nepal. 

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Her Farm, Growing Hope in the Himalaya | Go Overseas

Her Farm, Growing Hope in the Himalaya | Go Overseas | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
Her Farm is an organic farm that is operated for, and by women. Life in Nepal isn't easy for women; domestic abuse is high, girls are discouraged from getting educated and often married off by families at an early age. Her Farm is a refuge from all that and the only model of its kind in the country. Women of all ages, and a wide variety of backgrounds live and work at the farm and are showing what women are capable of.
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See the reviews from volunteers who have worked at Her Farm.

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HER Farm: Changing the World for Women in Nepal

HER Farm: Changing the World for Women in Nepal | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
The most touching moment I can think of, that demonstrates our impact, involves an 82 year old grandmother from the Brahmin caste (high caste). During the aftermath of the quakes, many families came together at Her Farm to create a communal kitchen. This meant families from all castes.

 

One day a woman voiced her discontent at eating food from a kitchen where low caste women were working, as some of our girls are Dalit (untouchable caste).

 

Grandma looked at the woman, and said:

“What does that matter now, we suffer together, and we’ll eat together.”

Or words to that effect. A huge breakthrough moment that an 82 year old high caste woman would think, must less utter those words out loud. She’s our immediate neighbour, she’s been around Her Farm a lot, and it has changed her thinking, or at least softened her position on some things.

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Volunteer to teach, heal, grow or build in Nepal.

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HER Farm: Safe-Haven from Abuse in Nepal

HER Farm: Safe-Haven from Abuse in Nepal | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
Her Farm quickly became much more than a safe-haven from abuse. Young and unmarried women sought employment there to stave off parental pressure for marriage. Today there are women from wide variety of backgrounds as well as castes. They live together, work together and support each other’s success and wellbeing, like a giant family of 25 women.
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There are many ways you can help Her Farm thrive. Volunteers are needed to teach, heal, build and grow.  You can go to Nepal and make a difference. 

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HER Farm: Fighting Domestic Abuse in Nepal

HER Farm: Fighting Domestic Abuse in Nepal | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note:

Domestic abuse in Nepal is rampant.

The leading cause of death among women of childbearing age is suicide. Widows are tossed out and branded as witches. Victims of the sex trade are shunned by families.

These women have nowhere to go. They are skilled farmers, they can support themselves and feed their children if they have a little land.

Her Farm is a healthy, vibrant mountain community where women and children have access to healthcare, education and economic opportunity in an environment where human rights are valued and respected.

Her Farm is growing hope for women in the Himalayas.
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Her Farm is supported by Mountain Volunteer and the Mountain Fund.  Find out how you can go to Nepal and make a difference: Volunteer Today!

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Young women are growing hope at Her Farm in Nepal: The Mountain Fund News

Young women are growing hope at Her Farm in Nepal: The Mountain Fund News | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it

Scott MacLennan: "When we started Her Farm we had a vision of women coming from abusive family situations and living at the farm where they could support themselves and their children. That's still our mission and vision at the farm, however something else is taking place at the farm, something unexpected and wonderful."

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How do you grow hope on an organic farm?  Go to Her Farm in the Himalayas to find out.

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Women's Empowerment Program in Nepal | Her Farm, Nepal

Women's Empowerment Program in Nepal | Her Farm, Nepal | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
OUR STORY

My Name is Sunita. The story of Her Farm is my story, but it is also the story of many Nepali women.

I dreamed of this project for years. I don't want any woman to face the heartbreak that my children and I did. Women need a safe place to live where they can support their children. Life is hard for women in Nepal, but Her Farm is the opportunity to be self-sufficient and safe.
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Her Farm is a remarkable place where disenfranchised Nepalese women have a chance to learn and grow a new life.  Interested? Go there and volunteer to change the world one person at a time. 

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Women are the key to Conservation in Nepal

Women are the key to Conservation in Nepal | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
Helping others be healthy is only one of the responsibilities Devi has taken on in her remote village, where she serves as a community health volunteer. She is 35 years old, and one of approximately 50,000 people trained in everything from sanitation and nutrition to modern hygiene.
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One of the mottos of the Mountain Fund is "Doing what works to give a hand up, not a handout." 


If you decide to Volunteer in Nepal, you can teach, build, or heal in a way that transforms your vision of the world, while helping the people of Nepal to take care of themselves. 


Step up!

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All inclusive Volunteer Experiences in Nepal

All inclusive Volunteer Experiences in Nepal | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
Dear Volunteer. 

We've tried to make this easy for you and provided a way that you can book online, much the same way you'd make a hotel reservation or book a flight. Thank you for choosiing us to host you in Nepal. 

PRICING - the price includes total, twenty-four hour a day support from our staff, a clean room in a modern house in a secure location, breakfast and dinner daily, wi-fi, bedding, towels and unlimited friendliness. 

It couldn't be easier. Pick your dates, choose your program (which you can also change later) and click on "book now."   30 days prior to your start date you'll be sent an invoice to pay. There is no payment required to reserve a place unless you are booking less than one week before your start that. In that case, payment in full is required. 
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This is an "all inclusive" volunteer experience. You work directly with the people of Nepal.  Room, Board, and a transformative experience await. 

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Her Farm Films Empowers Women in Nepal to Change the Narrative

Her Farm Films Empowers Women in Nepal to Change the Narrative | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
The Mountain Volunteer, The Mountain Fund and Her Farm Films announced a new volunteer program in Nepal today. Her Farm Films is the name of our production branch at Mountain Fund. The mission of Her Farm Films is to provide the training and equipment needed for Nepali women to produce short films about life in Nepal for women.
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The narrative changes when you change the narrator.


Getting the voices of women heard is a crucial step in changing the conditions for women in Nepal. Ranked as one of the worst places on earth to be a woman, Nepal is a highly paternalistic society that affords little to no chance for women to get behind a camera and tell the stories of women. We will change that and acquire a voice for women in Nepal. 


If you have the required skills, a sense for adventure, an open heart, and the courage to volunteer you can help change the narrative for women in Nepal. 


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