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We don’t just empower, we employ

When you tour with us, you not only have a trip of a lifetime but also provide employment and skill training for women in Nepal. Especially those without food, those suffering domestic violence and those cast out because of a disability.

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Employ


Employing them to employ themselves

Employ


Employing them to employ themselves

They make up our amazing team of fair-paid local tour guides, cultural activity leaders and boutique hotel hosts.

When they’re not being amazing, they’re performing miracles running the day-to-day administration of a thriving, rewarding, life-changing social enterprise. As part of our team, they each get the type of skills training that enables financial independence and self-determination. The kind of skills that sets them up for life:

Tour guiding

Tour Guiding: Customer Service, communication skills and English language

Kitchen ops

Kitchen operations: Health and safety, catering and food literacy

Arts and crafts

Arts and crafts: Design, knitting, felting and sewing

business

Business Management: Book-keeping and logistics

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Slowly slowly


All of this while you slowly explore the backstreets of Kathmandu... slowly home-stay in a rural farming village... slowly chow down on homemade momos from a street vendor... slowly visit world-heritage temples and sites... very slowly trek the snow-capped majesty of the Himalayas... and perhaps even slowly become enlightened by the ancient wisdom of Hindu and Buddhist traditions along the way.

Slowly slowly


All of this while you slowly explore the backstreets of Kathmandu... slowly home-stay in a rural farming village... slowly chow down on homemade momos from a street vendor... slowly visit world-heritage temples and sites... very slowly trek the snow-capped majesty of the Himalayas... and perhaps even slowly become enlightened by the ancient wisdom of Hindu and Buddhist traditions along the way.

Because the Sherpa mantra is, ‘slowly slowly’.

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Empower


Empowering them to empower themselves

Empower


Empowering them to empower themselves

87% of your tour fee goes straight to Seven Women

Seven Women is a charity that has impacted over 5,000 disadvantaged women in Nepal through programs such as education, skills training, income generation and study scholarships.

Education

EDUCATION

Teaching literacy and numeracy, gender equality and women’s health

Skills training

SKILLS TRAINING

Learning to craft products for export and local markets

Income generation

INCOME GENERATION

Providing microfinance for start-up businesses

Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS

Educating their children who would otherwise miss out

What’s more, Hands on Development also gives support to local communities, NGOs and craft producers including Maiti Nepal (anti-human trafficking), Fred Hollows and the Association for Craft Producers – the largest fair trade factory in Nepal.