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Addressing Poverty-Related Issues in Developing Mountain Cultures

Willka Yachay

Willka Yachay is dedicated to helping indigenous communities thrive in the modern world. We have built and sustain a culturally and environmentally based school system high in the Andes. We also fund and manage various community projects with the Q’eros people, including: alternative energy, food security, mother and baby care, cultural preservation and promotion, a textile cooperative and, soon, a medical center.  You can learn more about us at our website,, and Facebook page,

year in review on issue

2014 Year in Review

From Our Director | 31 December 2014

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.
Please click on the "read more" button for the link to our publication.

Young Women Growing Hope in the Himalaya

Young women are growing hope at Her Farm

From Our Director | 28 November 2013

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. For the past two years as we've been working to get all the infrastructure in place to house and feed women and educate their children the farm has been managed by young women. Most of these young women also work for us at Mountain Volunteer, our program for volunteering in Nepal. 
These young women have proven to themselves and to everyone else just how capable they are. They are taking...

Reena at Her Farm


From Our Director | 19 October 2013

So, let me explain to you Her Farm. This is Reena. She's 19 and has a 4 year old son and is now 5 months pregnant. Her husband barely works at all, just some odd jobs once in a while. They live next door to Her Farm. Reena didn't have any family growing up so at a young age she decided to get married so she could maybe get some clothing and food (her words). We hire her to tend the livestock and do other work at the farm. She's got a job, she's making money. All the rest we can't fix, but we can make it possible for Reena to hold her head up.

Volunteering in Nepal

Volunteering in Nepal, Explore, Learn, Contribute

From Our Volunteers | 9 June 2013

We've just created a new video for volunteering in Nepal. Check out everything there is to see and do. Explore, Learn, Contribute when you volunteer in Nepal. The video is here

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Nepal - Housing for women nearly complete at Her Farm

From Our Volunteers | 25 April 2013

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. In the past these women would often end up in a group home or shelter in Kathmandu. There, they'd be taught tailoring, weaving or some other skill that was intended to lead to self-sufficiency. Sadly, that seldom works. The market in Nepal is flooded with cheap imports from India and China and exporting products is difficult, so many women and their children continue to survive with donor support in these shelters.
At Her Farm, we recognized that most of these women already had a valuable...

Peak Langtang

Volunteer in Nepal now on SALE

From Our Volunteers | 27 January 2013

25% off selected placements for a limited time. Now is the time to plan your summer volunteer in Nepal trip and to help motivate you we've discounted some of our most popular programs by 25%. That means hundreds of dollars in savings for you. This is a limited time offer from The Mountain Fund so reserve your place today and let's go to Nepal. To get your discount, simply enter the promo code Nepal as you make your reservation at and save big. 

Mountain Fund, Hiker Alert and the search for Aubrey Sacco

From Our Director | 12 January 2013

The Mountain Fund is pleased to announce our partnership with Hiker Alert is the best friend an outdoor person can have and provide peace of mind for your family. The Sacco Family needs peace of mind as well. It's been two years since their daughter disapeared without a trace in Langtang National Park, Nepal. Despite immense pressure from family and friends, not one solid lead of her whereabouts has surfaced. The Mountain Fund and Hiker Alert are donating to the fund to find Aubrey Sacco. Your purchase of Hiker Alert can give your family, and the Sacco peace of mind. Please join 

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Executive Director Scott MacLennan is awarded the
Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal.




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