The biggest barrier to keeping girls in school is the cost of a uniform, shoes and supplies.Girls often drop out of school because they lack these simple and cheap things. Once out of school there is tremendous societal pressure to marry. 34% of marriages in Nepal involve girls under the age of 16. 20% of the nearly 10,000 girls trafficked out of Nepal are under 16. Staying in school lowers HIV and infant and maternal mortality Staying in school results in fewer children being born.
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...
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 www.mountainvolunteer.org and save big.
From Our Director | 12 January 2013
The Mountain Fund is pleased to announce our partnership with www.hikeralert.com. 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 www.hikeralert.com
Healthcare | 8 December 2012
A group of 10 medical and non-medical volunteers in Nepal visited several villages and village schools seeing 350 patients. Going for the first time to villages in the Dhading District we made it a point to visit several schools and give health checkups and public health instructions to hundreds of school children, in addition to the 350 patients we gave treatment to.
We started the trek from The Mountain Fund farm in the Dhading District and followed local trails from village to village. On the way we took part in a wonderful home-stay program in the village of Patale and ended the trip at Nalang Nature Camp, a charming and beautiful resort in Nepal.
Thanks to all our great...
From Our Director | 5 October 2012
Our E.D.'s wife Sunita has an acting background and loves to work with youth. This year for the Teej festival she spent days training and coaching a group of eleven young people from Madavbesi and Mankhu villages for a series of short, dramatic and comedy skits which the group presented in a large tent at the Teej Festival at Pashupati. The group did really well and drew a big croud for the nearly two-hour long series of performances. Picgtured here is Sunita MacLennan who directed and performed with the youth. This event not only celebrated Teej, but the youth group also reinforced our committment to www.NepalYouthNetwork.com. Great job all !
Executive Director Scott MacLennan is awarded the
Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal.