Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Grant Amount: $44,290 (over two years)
Program Website: www.handsinoutreach.org/
Areas of Impact: Economic Sustainability, Education, Gender Equality, Leadership
Mission of Hands In Outreach
HIO is a small educational sponsorship program for poor, inner-city girls in Nepal. With a family oriented approach, we guide and empower our girls to become strong, self-reliant adults. Our success lies in building caring and lasting relationships with our families, children and affiliate schools. By active partnering, we encourage our girls to remain in school, thus avoiding early marriage and a life of low-wage, menial jobs. We carefully monitor the long-term welfare of HIO families, encouraging education as a means toward ending a family’s cycle of profound poverty.
As a result of the Be Part of Her Dream program, 54 women from the most poverty stricken underclasses will, for the first time in their lives, have the chance to save money, be educated in basic financials and literacy, gain critical citizenship documents, and begin a journey of empowerment and leadership. In effect, for the first time in their lives, these women will have the opportunity to move out of the entrapment of extreme poverty and have the ability to make autonomous choices in their lives. To gain the skills necessary to empower and move forward with their lives and pass this benefit along to their daughters.
Why We Love This Project
We love this project because of its emphasis on strengthening the families of young, poor girls from marginalized communities in Nepal. By providing the mothers of these girls education in basic financials and literacy, gaining critical citizenship documents, and beginning savings accounts, Hands in Outreach is allowing both mothers and daughters to embark on a journey of empowerment and leadership.