Her Farm Nepal

Helping create self-sufficient communities through volunteering in Nepal

Her Farm Nepal
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    pledged of £1,545

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    • 47

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Congrats! This project has reached its minimum needed of £750 and is going for its target of £1,545!
I'm trying to raise money to take part in a 2 week volunteering project in rural Nepal. The project operates a women's farming cooperative in a small village roughly 35km from the capital city of Kathmandu. I will be living and working with other volunteers on the farm to help the women there to create sustainable futures for themselves and for their families. After this I will be staying for 2 more weeks in Kathmandu to take the time to fully appreciate what this part of the world has to offer.

Who AM I?

I am Dan, a second year Computer Science student at The University of Manchester. I've never done anything like this before but I've always been more interested in learning about other cultures and seeing the 'real' country - rather than having the tourist experience. I'm excited to have this opportunity and to be able to give something back to my hosts.

What I'm Doing

The project I am taking part in works to empower women that have been abused or cast away by providing them with a home, food and a plot of land to help them build a future for themselves and for their children.

It is organised by one of The University's 'trusted partners' - Kaya Responsible Travel - who provide access to a variety of volunteering and internship opportunities around the world. The Kaya partner in Nepal (The Mountain Fund) work tirelessly to help maximise the impact made by volunteers, providing orientation and organising transport.

As well as paying for my flights and accommodation, the money that you donate will help provide the villagers with land, crops and animals which enables them to create better, more self-sufficient lives for themselves.

Where will the money go?

The minimum amount will cover my flights and a portion of the project fee.

If I raise the full target amount you will have paid for the entire project and my flights.

Any extra funds will go towards my accommodation for my remaining time in Nepal and the rewards for donors.

I will be providing weekly updates via email to those who makes a donation and will also post, on my Facebook page, a summary of the project and the trip as a whole once I return home in August.

Cost Breakdown:

  • Flights(return): £500
  • Project Fee: £1045
  • Food after project: £130
  • Accommodation after project: £70

Rewards

I've picked out some great rewards that you can earn, with something special for any amount you feel like giving!

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Help Me succeed!

  • You don't have to give money to help me succeed, you can just share this project with anyone you think would support it – on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog.
  • In fact, why not share it with everyone you know? The more people who know about it, the more likely it will work out brilliantly.
  • And I know I said you don't need to give money to help me, but I'd love it if you did! Please sponsor me and help make this happen!

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Pledge £1 or more

Select this reward if you just want to donate to the project without receiving a reward.

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Pledge £1 or more

Donate just £1 and choose this reward and I will send you an email each week to let you know how I'm getting on and what difference you've helped make by donating!

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Estimated delivery: 1 August 2018

Pledge £5 or more

For £5 I will send you a handwritten postcard detailing what it's like staying in Nepal and thanking you for you're donation! As well this you will also receive the email updates.

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Pledge £15 or more

For a £15 donation I will buy you an authentic piece of handmade Nepalese jewellery from the markets in Kathmandu! As well this you will also be eligible to the email updates and a postcard! (subject to availability)

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Estimated delivery: 1 August 2018

Pledge £25 or more

Donate £25 you'll get a beautiful Nepalese singing bowl said to create vibrations with healing qualities! As well this you will also be eligible to receive the email updates and a postcard! (subject to availability)

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Pledge £50 or more

If you're feeling very generous and wish to donate £50 or more I will send you a Thangka, these are beautiful, embroidered artworks with great cultural and religious significance in the Buddhist community. As well this you will also be eligible to receive the emails, postcard and either a piece of jewellery or a singing bowl from the previously listed rewards (subject to availability).

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