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Life is Hard for Women in Nepal

  • 40% of all marriages in Nepal involve underage girls.
  • 48% of women over age 15 do not have any education.
  • Only 25% of women enroll in higher education, and most are expected to attend gender-segregated schools.
  • These women have no where to go and remain trapped under the oppression of patriarchy.

Our Story

My Name is Sunita. The story of Her Farm is my story, but it is also the story of many Nepali women.

I dreamed of this project for years. I don't want any woman to face the heartbreak that my children and I did. Life is hard for women in Nepal. Women need a safe place to live where they can support their children.

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Our Story

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Her Farm Offers the Home and Resources for Nepali Women to be Safe and Self-Sufficient

Located in rural Nepal, Her Farm is a healthy, vibrant mountain community where women and children have access to healthcare, education, and economic opportunity in an environment where human rights are valued and respected. Her Farm is growing hope for women in the Himalayas. Her Farm is 100% women-owned and women-operated. The women of Her Farm control their own destinies and make their own decisions. They interact daily with the surrounding village to ensure our community development works are inline with the goals of the village. 

Her Farm is More Than Just a Farm

At Her Farm, the women don't only apply their traditional farming skills.  Here, they are also learning modern, highly-employable skills in the fields of digital and visual arts.  They are training in the production of film, photography, and FM radio, which earns them local jobs and incomes.

Not what you expected?  Learn to expect more from Her Farm.


Community Emergency Center in Mankhu, Nepal

Community / Emergency Center

After the devastating earthquakes of 2015, Her Farm began the intiative to construct an earthquake-resistant emergency center for the entire local community to use as shelter.  The center is equipped with an FM radio station to provide vital communications with other surrounding villages during an emergency.  Learn More  

Event Photography in Mankhu, Nepal

Event Photography & Videography

The women of Her Farm have been putting their new, professional-level photography and videography skills to work.  They're being regularly hired for weddings and other special events in the surrounding communities.  They consistently turn heads when the crowds see nothing but women in traditionally all-male roles.  Learn More  

Film Studio in Mankhu, Nepal

Her Farm Films

Her Farm Films is a project for Nepali women to create stories about the lives of women in Nepal. We create still photography, videos and podcasts that tell of women`s lives in Nepal. All works are created by Nepali women living in the rural farm village, Mankhu.  Learn More  

FM Radio in Mankhu, Nepal

FM Radio Studio

The FM radio station at Her Farm is intended to provide a vital means of sending messages to other surrounding villages during an emergency, while also providing the women a way to broadcast their stories and earn on-air advertising revenue from local businesses.  Learn More  

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Women and Children Are Living In A Safe Home

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Local Villagers Have Access to an Emergency Center

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Volunteers Gained Life-Enriching Experiences

Are You Ready For Your Life-Changing Volunteer Experience in Nepal?

Have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live and work in a rural Nepali community and make a difference in the lives of the women and children of Her Farm. We make it easy to volunteer.  Simply reserve your place with us, and let us do the rest. Live and work in a beautiful village where life is simple and simply wonderful. Teach in our school or work on any number of our ongoing community development projects. We promise a life-changing experience.

Volunteers Helping with Earthquake Recovery

Volunteers Helping with Earthquake Recovery

Volunteers Decorating the School

Volunteers Decorating the School

Volunteers Prepping for New Construction

Volunteers Prepping for New Construction

Volunteer Helping in the Radio Studio

Volunteer Helping in the Radio Studio

Thank You For Supporting Her Farm!

We Could Never Accomplish So Much Without Your Help.

Recent News

Radio Mankhu is On The Air at 91.1 FM!

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Radio Mankhu, a woman owned and operated FM station in Nepal, is now on the air. Broadcasting from 6am until 10pm daily, Radio Mankhu is one of a handful of radio stations owned by women in Nepal. Raising ...

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