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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Relief

Mission: Founded in 2005, the Mountain Fund aims to create healthy, vibrant mountain communities where people have access to healthcare, education and economic opportunity in an environment where human rights are valued and respected. To achieve this goal, we sponsor community-based initiatives that prioritize respect for the local culture and the environment.

Results: Created 3 health clinics and 1 hospital in rural Nepal. Our current flagship project is called Her Farm at www.herfarmnepal.org. Her Farm is located in rural Nepal and provides a safe place for women and their children to live, farm and thrive. They can control their desitinies by controlling the land they live on and collectively own. The Mountain Fund received the prestigious Sir Edmund Hillary Medal in 2010.

Target demographics: women and children

Geographic areas served: Nepal

Programs: Her Farm, a home for abused women. www.herfarmnepal.org

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Many thanks to Mountain Fund for proving me with such a great opportunity to shadow doctors in Kathmandu's local hospital during a two-week Pre-med program. Doctors are willing to share their experience and explain students medical background of cases of numerous patients. You are allowed to attend various wards in the hospital and ask doctors about their profession. A simple motto applies there: The more you ask and the greater interest you demonstrate, the more you can learn. It is a great way to become aware of a health care system in a developing country and issues that Nepalese doctors face every day. Moreover, you get a chance to meet new people - both Nepalese and volunteers from other countries, which will make your horizons broader as well. I can only recommend joining Mountain Fund as a volunteer - I believe you will not regret it.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I had been following Her Farm with great interest for almost a year. When the April 25th quake ended my climbing expedition in the Khumbu area, I contacted Sunita and Scott to see if I could be of some help. What I experienced was nothing less than amazing!

The women who manage the farm, the volunteers, and all the children are remarkable. Beyond this, I saw firsthand how they added a community outreach endeavor, providing earthquake relief to the 85% destroyed village.

Although I returned home after two weeks, a part of my heart will always be in Mankhu and I will continue to support and promote Her Farm and Mountain Fund Volunteers.

I highly recommend anyone of any age to support Sunita and Scott in the development of Her Farm, whether as a volunteer, a donor, or simply a few words of praise and thanks for their heart-warming compassion.

2 Shari12

Donor

Rating: 5

My oldest son went to Nepal with the Mountain Fund in 2011 to serve as a medical trekker and to help with Her Farm. I can not say enough great things about this organization! - From the incredible, legitimate work they do to the way my son was well taken care of. At first I was worried, as all mothers would be, for one of their children to take such a far journey away from home. I soon realized that he was in safe hands. The experiences had and the memories he made during his 5 month stay has changed him for the better in unimaginable ways. My son left a boy, but came home a respectable and appreciative man. Thank you, Scott MacLennan!

Donor

Rating: 5

We had a wouderfoul experience in Nepal meeting Nanda Kulu and all the family. The Mountain Fund and Mitrata org are doing a excelent work. We're proud to help you. This world needs poeple like you. Namaste!

1 Gerald3

Donor

Rating: 5

I understand first hand the experience, competence and dedication of the staff of this organization. This hands on personal management is unique in my experience. I am certain that 100% of any contribution makes itself visible and effective: nothing wasted.