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 care of the livestock, farming the fields, caring for volunteers at the farm and helping build the infrastructure every single day. As one of them recently reported to me, "I grew up in the city, I really didn't know what I was capable of doing, but now, I see this farm, I see all we've done here and I feel I am capable of doing anything." That's a WOW event in my book. That's really growing hope in the Himalaya.
I hope you'll click on the link included with this update to understand why it's so important that young women have options like this. I've related a true, heartbreaking story of what can, and has happened, when young women are not given options.
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