Her Farm, growing hope in the Himalaya

by The Mountain Fund
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Her Farm, growing hope in the Himalaya
Her Farm, growing hope in the Himalaya
Her Farm, growing hope in the Himalaya
Her Farm, growing hope in the Himalaya
Her Farm, growing hope in the Himalaya
Her Farm, growing hope in the Himalaya
Her Farm, growing hope in the Himalaya
Her Farm, growing hope in the Himalaya
Her Farm, growing hope in the Himalaya
Her Farm, growing hope in the Himalaya
Her Farm, growing hope in the Himalaya
Her Farm, growing hope in the Himalaya
Her Farm, growing hope in the Himalaya
Her Farm, growing hope in the Himalaya
Her Farm, growing hope in the Himalaya
Her Farm, growing hope in the Himalaya
Her Farm, growing hope in the Himalaya
Her Farm, growing hope in the Himalaya
Her Farm, growing hope in the Himalaya
Her Farm, growing hope in the Himalaya
Her Farm, growing hope in the Himalaya

Project Report | Aug 1, 2012
Postcard: Project Site Visit

By Shari Davis & Ellen Currin | GlobalGiving InTheField Representatives

Planting Crew
Planting Crew

Shari Davis & Ellen Currin are InTheField Travelers with GlobalGiving who are visiting our partners’ projects throughout Nepal. Their “Postcard” from their most recent visit in Nepal:

A two-hour bus ride from The Mountain Fund’s volunteer house in Kathmandu took us to the site of their women’s cooperative farming project. A few of the volunteers were participating in a home-stay program in the village, and we first dropped of their belongings, then began our two-hour hike to Mankhu Village Farm. This site contained the land and housing for their farming project, where women suffering from domestic abuse are provided safe housing and farmland for themselves and their children. 

We spent the day digging and planting around 100 trees on the sloping land owned by the Mountain Fund. The organization’s local staff organized and supervised our planting efforts, explaining the trees will provide food and shade for animals, which can provide additional means of livelihood for the women. 

It was HOT. We were sweaty and dirty by the time we finished. Our Nepali family made it worth the effort, fetching us fruit from trees, turning a fallen log into an amusement park ride, and leading a game of javelin with our planting equipment. It was a bit of a miracle we got any work done at all.

I only wish we could see the impact of these trees during the coming years, shading the valley of the women’s cooperative farmland, feeding the animals, and helping provide a fresh, new start for many deserving families.

Mountain Fund land for farming project
Mountain Fund land for farming project
One housing option for families
One housing option for families
Tree planting
Tree planting

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Jun 4, 2012
Farm expansion underway

By Scott MacLennan | Project Manager

May 22, 2012
Farm has first occupants

By Scott MacLennan | Project Leader

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The Mountain Fund

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico - USA
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The Mountain Fund
Scott MacLennan
Project Leader:
Scott MacLennan
International Director
Sandia Park , NM United States

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