Her Farm, a home for women in Nepal

 
$3,645 $21,355
Raised Remaining

Summary

Her Farm is a 100% woman owned and operated farm in rural Nepal. The farm provides a safe place for women to live, farm and thrive. They can control their own destinies by controlling their own land. Sixteen women and children call Her Farm home. There is a school to educate the children and a health clinic at Her Farm.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

10,000 Nepali girls are trafficked into South Asian brothels every year. They will not be taken back by their families. 1000 workers leave Nepal daily, many of them women, for work overseas. Frequently underpaid and sexually abuse by their employers, their families refuse to let them come home and so they are alone, and with no means of support. Often they turn to the sex industry in Nepal for work in order to survive. They work massage parlors and "cabin bars" as they have no other options.

How will this project solve this problem?

These women are skilled farmers, they can support themselves and feed their children if they have a little land. Our farm cooperative will provide them with shelter and place to grow food. That's the essential needs, without which they will stay trapped in abuse. This project is sustainable in one year. We've purchased two plots of land in the village of Mankhu and sixteen women live there. . We need to construct much more housing however as we can't meet the demands for occupancy.

Potential Long Term Impact

The current scope is large enough for 20 women and their children. That's what the land we have can support. We have requests from more women than we currently have the capacity to support. We need to build more housing on the land.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $3,645
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $21,355
Total Funding Goal: $25,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization

The Mountain Fund

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
http://www.mountainfund.org

Project Leader

Scott MacLennan

International Director
Sandia Park, NM United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Her Farm, a home for women in Nepal