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

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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.

Dennis T OConnor's insight:

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

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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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Citizenship provisions discriminate against women in Nepal- The Himalayan Times

Citizenship provisions discriminate against women in Nepal- The Himalayan Times | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
With Nepal’s adoption of a new constitution, news has surfaced that in conferring citizenship by descent the requirement of both “father and mother to be Nepali” has been substituted by “father or mother”, meaning essentially that “and“ has been substituted by “or” by the drafters, perhaps in response to massive public pressure in the past few weeks. Now the question is whether “or” really applies equally to both Nepali men and Nepali women.
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The children of Nepali women are not given citizenship automatically. This is creating a stateless population in Nepal. The new Constitution does offer some hope. But discrimination against women remains commonplace.


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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: 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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