In 2018, with the support of my community, we helped 10 women start their own business.
In 2019, I took a group of 9 ladies to Nepal and we helped another 11 women start their own business.
In 2020, I will again be offering women the chance to support another 10 women to start their own business.
Apart from the work with the ladies I have also done volunteer teaching at Ghormu school which is in the Rasuwa District of Nepal. I had just finished 4 weeks volunteer teaching in March 2015 when ten days later the earthquake hit and devastated the Rasuwa District where I had been living and working. I organised fundraising and raised $5000 for Ghormu School to be rebuilt. The government doesn’t cover the cost of building schools and the extra funds necessary -$25000 came from an overseas donator. I’m happy to say Ghormu School was rebuilt and reopened in May 2019. On my last two trips the school has received many books and now boasts a small library.
My dream is to create a training centre for the woman of the Rasuwa District where they can learn skills that can be used to create an income. They are bright and intelligent woman seeking support to create incomes that stop the cycle they have been stuck in for a very long time. Sue Oliver