Her International - US
Our mission is to provide educational opportunities and sustainable life skills to marginalized women and children.
Globally, Her International partners with local organizations on-the-ground organizations. Together we develop and implement the programs. Currently we run education programs in Nepal and popup training events around the world.
Together with our Nepali partner, Creating Possibilities, Her International supports girls from low-income families to attend school - girls who without this scholarship would be kept at home, sent to work as laborers in factories or fields, or even married off as child brides.
Our program covers all school fees, supplies, and tutoring. Her International commits to support each student from kindergarten through grade 12. We also offer several university scholarship opportunities.
microcredit & lifeskills
The purpose of the Microcredit and Lifeskills Mothers' Groups is to ensure the sustainability of the scholarship students' continued education through their mothers' attendance at monthly support meetings. These meetings teach the women to become self-reliant on a personal and financial level. These groups impact not only the individual families but the whole village community.
Currently Her International and our Nepali partner, Creating Possibilities, supports 980 women in 31 groups in the Dang region of Nepal.
Her International brings women around the world together to share their skills with one another through regular empowerment workshops.
These sessions are facilitated by a volunteer presenter in a donated space. The workshop locations and topics vary from month to month.
If you are interested in volunteering to run workshops near you, we would love to hear from you!
Board of Directors
Her International - US is overseen by a volunteer board of directors.
President: Kevin Edgecombe
Secretary/Treasurer: Sue Barnes
Director-at-large: Nicole Rustad
Director-at-large: Kelly Crawford
Her International is run by Executive Director, Kate Phelps.
The scarves are hand sewn and the beads for the jewelry are made in a wood-fired, mud kiln from recycled glass bottles.
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