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Hanne Jorstad

Hanne Jorstad

From 15/09/2009 to 20/11/2009

Nepal is a country that has always fascinated me. With some of the highest mountains in the world, green valleys and a rich cultural life, Nepal was a country that I definitely had to see. After having studied development studies it was also a relevant choice as Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world. However, from my experience I could also call it one of the richest countries in the world. Not only has in a lot of offer for tourists, but I also find the people of Nepal extremely welcoming and kind.

I spent 10 weeks working with VIN on their Women Empowerment program. While I was here I got to observe and learn more about how VIN is empowering women through women group and the soon to be credit cooperative which will provide the women with smaller loans. Walking, or shall I say climbing, through the community, talking and drinking tea with the members must be one of my favourite memories.

Volunteering with VIN is a great way of experiencing Nepal. Living with local family in Jitpur was a truly amazing experience that I will never forget and its a good way to learn about their culture and way of living. In addition I’ve made lifelong friends that I know I can visit when I come back to Nepal. It’s a magical place so one visit is not enough!

Hanne Jorstad, Norway

Women Empowerment

Sep 15 – Nov 20, 2009

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