Nepal Medical Volunteers Conduct OBGYN Camp for Mother's of Orchid Garden Children

Posted: May 6, 2013   |   From Our Volunteers

Medical Volunteers in Nepal at OBGYN camp

There's no better way to tell this story than to just copy and paste the email from the volunteers themselves, so here it is;

We had the first camp at Orchid Garden last Saturday, and we think it went well. We were quite worried if anyone would show up, but that worry was unnecessary. We had plenty of patients. We had excellent help from Sigrid and Lydia, which was good, because we saw patients constantly from 10 AM to 7 PM, only with a short break to have lunch. I guess we saw more than 50!
We did refer some of the patients for ultra sound at Helping Hands and we did place 5 ring peccaries’ for urine incontinence. There were no need for surgical intervention in the first instance, but the 5 women will come back in 2 weeks, ...

Nepal Volunteers - Housing for women nearly complete at Her Farm with volunteer labor

Posted: Apr 25, 2013   |   From Our Volunteers

With help from 34 volunteers from Stelly's Secondary School, we've nearly finished the first home for women at Her Farm in Nepal. Her Farm is a home for landless women and children who have no place to go. In the past these women would often end up in a group home or shelter in Kathmandu. There, they'd be taught tailoring, weaving or some other skill that was intended to lead to self-sufficiency. Sadly, that seldom works. The market in Nepal is flooded with cheap imports from India and China and exporting products is difficult, so many women and their children continue to survive with donor support in these shelters.

At Her Farm, we recognized that most of these women already had a valuable job skill; they are farmers. 80% of Nepal ...

Mirror in the Sky, a must see video for volunteers

Posted: Feb 23, 2013   |   From Our Director

This movie should be on the must see list for anyone looking to volunteer in Nepal. While it is a few years old, there's much to be learned from it.

Are you really paying to volunteer? The answer will surprise you.

Posted: Jan 11, 2013   |   From Our Director

Orchid Garden Nepal

A common question from those looking to volunteer in Nepal is, why do I have to pay to volunteer? It's a fair question and it deserves a fair answer. The reality is you aren't paying to volunteer. Our program costs, for example, pay for the house you will be living in, the food you will be eating, the staff support you have 24 hours a day 7 days a week, the wi fi and computers and all the many other things that are needed to support you as a volunteer including the utility bills, linens, beds, furniture and etc. 

Let's be honest about the fact that if you are going to live and volunteer your time in Nepal, there's a cost for you to have a place to live, meals to eat and staff who can show you around and help you learn about the ...

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