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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
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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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The Mountain Fund: The Mountain Volunteer Nepal

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The Mountain Fund: The Mountain Volunteer Nepal


The Mountain Volunteer Nepal is a program of the The Mountain Fund, a US based NGO with a decade of development experience in Nepal. The Mountain Fund's founder, Scott MacLennan, received the 2010 Sir Edmund Hillary Medal for the work he, and The Mountain Fund have done over the past decade.

 

Our volunteer program is part of our ongoing mission to help the people of Nepal. We need volunteers to teach English, work with at-risk children or help in hospitals. We will host you in our own, beautiful home in a VIP area of Kathmandu and our family and dedicated, long-term staff will help you while in Nepal to ensure that you have the trip of a lifetime while helping others.

 

We have a US office for inquiries.

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Volunteering in Nepal is Adventure Travel with a lasting purpose. Want to get out and look around?  Do it with style become a Mountain Volunteer and do good work in the Himalayas.

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5 Stars for a Great Nonprofit: The Global Mountain Fund Inc: Read Reviews!

5 Stars for a Great Nonprofit: The Global Mountain Fund Inc:  Read Reviews! | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
Volunteer, donate, read reviews for The Global Mountain Fund Inc in Sandia Park, NM plus similar nonprofits and charities related to
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Mountain Volunteer in Nepal: Rebecca's Story

Rebecca's story of volunteering in Nepal with The Mountain Fund
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Change the world one person at a time. Volunteer in Nepal. 

http://www.mountainfund.org/projects/

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Ryan Lally on Mountain Fund

A short interview
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Learn what it means to volunteer in Nepal with the Mountain Fund & Mountain Volunteer.

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Her Farm Mission

Our mission to create healthy, vibrant mountain communities where people have access to healthcare, education and economic opportunity.


Volunteer in Nepal!

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Volunteer to teach, heal, or build at Her Farm in the village of Mankhu in Nepal.   You'll never for get the people, the country, the mountains, and the good you did at Her Farm.


Her Farm is a women owned and operated farm in Nepal. The only one of its kind, where women and children live, learn, work and become self-sufficient.

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About Volunteering in Nepal

About Volunteering in Nepal | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
The Mountain Volunteer. Life-changing experiences is what we offer
The Mountain Volunteer was founded by Scott and Sunita as a natural outgrowth of their dedication and service to Nepal as The Mountain Fund our 501c3 charity. 

Scott MacLennan began serving in Nepal over a decade ago and established health clinics and hospitals in rural communities. In 2010 he was recognized for the Sir Edmund Hillary Medal for his service in Nepal. Sir Edmund Hillary was the first to climb Mt. Everest, the world's highest peak, which is located in Nepal. 

Sunita Subedi Sharma (MacLennan) was born and raised in Nepal. Her childhood memories are of persecution for having been born a daughter, rather than a son. Since early childhood she's felt in the most personal and direct means, the oppression that women in Nepal face daily. Later, after suffering domestic abuse in an arranged marriage, she left that marriage and determined to dedicate her life to helping women and children in Nepal to have a better life. 



Together we invite you to be a part of our work, to join with us in helping women and children and improving lives for thousands in Nepal. 
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Volunteer to work with people who have made a lifelong commitment to improve human rights and living conditions in Nepal.

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Volunteers building earthquake housing in Nepal: Join them!

Volunteers building earthquake housing in Nepal:  Join them! | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
Nepal, Earthquake, Volunteer, Housing, Demonstration
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As a volunteer you'll learn how to build eco-friendly, earthquake resistant housing while helping villagers in Nepal.  Do something in 2016 that you'll never forget!

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Stop Making Paper Orphans of Nepal's Children | A Mountain Fund Project

Stop Making Paper Orphans of Nepal's Children | A Mountain Fund Project | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
Every year hundreds of Nepali children are turned into "paper orphans" just because their parents cannot care for them and work at the same time. One of the only affordable day-care centers in Kathmandu, the Orchid Garden, has the solution to this problem. A safe, affordable place for children to stay and learn while poor parents work to just get that day's meal. Perhaps as many as 60% of Nepal's "orphans" are economic orphans and should not be in institutions, but in day care. (source UNICEF)
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Mountain Fund and Mountain Volunteer provides opportunities for volunteer teachers who want to work in Nepal.  Contact us for details about this life changing experience.

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Global Perspectives Promo (Short) - Nepal - Stelly's Secondary - YouTube

Short overview of the 2013 Stelly's Secondary Global Perspectives 12 trip to Nepal where Grade 12 students helped build a women's shelter.
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This video will give you an idea of what it's like to volunteer in Nepal with the Mountain Volunteer. 

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Alternative building methods taught at Her Farm | News From Nepal and Peru | The Mountain Fund News

Alternative building methods taught at Her Farm | News From Nepal and Peru | The Mountain Fund News | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
More than 80% of the homes in Mankhu were destroyed or seriously damaged in the April, 2015 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks. The challenge that lies ahead is how to rebuild and make these homes safer. The typical village home is made with stones and mud mortar. While there is a center beam in the home, there's no structural component that ties all the walls together, such as a ring beam, so each wall moves independent of the others. 

Right now we have a well known architect who specializes in earthquake resistent housing teaching the villagers how to incorporate gabion walls as a part of their traditional housing. A gabion wall is stone that is wrapped with metal fencing thereby creating a continous ring beam that secures all four walls. 

This simple and cheap modification allows the villagers to rebuild with existing resources and in ways that are familiar to them but provides additional structural support. 
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Volunteer your mind and time. Go learn how to build, while experiencing Himalayan culture.  Do it! 

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Educational Program: Global Health Internship | Nepal Volunteer Placements

Educational Program: Global Health Internship | Nepal Volunteer Placements | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
Medical school students, nursing students, come see how medicine is practiced in rural communities.
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Our medical education programs build on a decade of experience providing healthcare in Nepal. If you really want to understand and learn about the challenges of healthcare systems in developing countries, this is the very best place to do that. 

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Medical College in Nepal with Mountain Fund - YouTube

Rocky Vista Medical College joins The Mountain Fund in Nepal.
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Thinking about medicine as a career? Volunteer in Nepal to gain experience and soul.  

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How our volunteers to Nepal help fund our work | News About Volunteering in Nepal  | The Mountain Volunteer News

How our volunteers to Nepal help fund our work | News About Volunteering in Nepal  | The Mountain Volunteer News | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
We've been working in Nepal for about a decade, on the ground, doing real projects like hospitals, clinics, schools and support of women and children. Income earned from supporting volunteers helps to fund these projects. Under the US IRS rules, an educational organization can be classified as a charity or 501c3 even though they don't do any work at all on the ground in countries where they send volunteers, or in some cases, very, very little. When you volunteer with us, you are working on our very own project sites and helping to support other projects such as the school uniforms for girls project which you can learn more about here.

Come join us in Nepal. Have a great experience for yourself and see first hand what we are doing for the people of Nepal. 
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Mountain Volunteer does real work first hand in Nepal.  Volunteer to get your hands on the real experience of leaning and growing as you help folks to help themselves. 

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Fun at Her Farm

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The JOY and happiness this video projects gives you a glimpse of the good work and spirit flowing from Her Farm, in the village of Mankhu in Nepal. You could be there as a Volunteer

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Mountain Volunteer in Nepal: Ross' story

Ross from Scotland - his volunteer experience with us in Nepal...
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Everyone is changed by the volunteer experience.  

Do you have the impulse to volunteer in Nepal?  Listen to the voice. 

Do it!  http://www.mountainfund.org/projects/

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Mountain Volunteer in Nepal: Jason's Story

Jason's story of volunteering in Nepal with The Mountain Fund
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Mountain Volunteer has been bringing people to Nepal for a long time. A continual series of occasions for hope!


http://www.mountainfund.org/projects/

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Alternative building methods taught at Her Farm | News From Nepal - The Mountain Fund News

Alternative building methods taught at Her Farm | News From Nepal - The Mountain Fund News | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
More than 80% of the homes in Mankhu were destroyed or seriously damaged in the April, 2015 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks. The challenge that lies ahead is how to rebuild and make these homes safer. The typical village home is made with stones and mud mortar. While there is a center beam in the home, there's no structural component that ties all the walls together, such as a ring beam, so each wall moves independent of the others. 
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Volunteer Opportunity: Building and learning to build earthquake resistant housing.

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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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The Making of Her Clinic

Residents of the village of Mankhu, Nepal faced a long walk to reach a health post. With the help of donors and volunteers, there is a clinic in the village now.
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The Clinic at Mankhu is one of many ongoing good works supported by the Volunteers of the Mountain Fund.  Do you want to work there? You can! 


Volunteers are needed now. 


Learn more about Volunteer Placements

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Mountain Volunteer: Global Health Internship | The Mountain Fund

Mountain Volunteer: Global Health Internship | The Mountain Fund | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
Our medical education programs build on a decade of experience providiing healthcare in Nepal. If you really want to understand and learn about the challenges of healthcare systems in developing countries, this is the very best place to do that.
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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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Book Your Trip to Nepal | The Mountain Volunteer

Book Your Trip to Nepal | The Mountain Volunteer | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
Book Your Trip to Nepal

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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Take action. Change your life as you improve the lives of others. Here's where you volunteer to go to Nepal and build, teach or heal. 

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The Mountain Fund: 2014 Year in Review

The Mountain Fund: 2014 Year in Review | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it
We've just published our 2014 Year in Review on Issuu. Please give it a look and thanks for all your support and help in 2014, it's made a huge difference in the lives of many young women and children i in Nepal.
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Her Farm FIlms | Nepal Volunteer Placements

Her Farm FIlms | Nepal Volunteer Placements | Nepal - The Mountain Volunteer: Heal - Teach - Build | Scoop.it

IHer 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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Consdier volunteering in Nepal to teach film making to Nepali women.  Be part of something special. 

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