Author Archives: friendsofvinusa

Empowering Women Undoes Centuries of Injustice and Enriches Societies

David Rothkopf CEO and editor of the website Foreign Policy Group outlines the fight to get everyone an education. Among the heroes, Malala Yousafzai who continues to lead the charge for educating women.  

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Jitpur Today

Here are some pictures of my visit last month to one of Jitpur Phedi’s monthly women’s savings collectives, part of the FVIN USA supported Women’s Agricultural Cooperative Initiative: In total, there are now over 530 women who are participants, and the number is … Continue reading

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Women’s Entrepreneurship also Empowers Others

Great article from Megan Foo, president of the Hong Kong Chapter of Women LEAD, on Women’s Entrepreneurship.  

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Happy Nepali New Year 2071! May this year bring many blessings to you and yours!!!   My semester in graduate school here in the states is winding down, but the new Nepali school year is getting ready to start anew!  … Continue reading

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Namaste! Intro to FVIN’s Blog

  Welcome to FVIN’s blog! Where we post news, updates, stories, interesting tidbits, and more! FVIN is a US non-profit (2011) whose mission it is to support marginalized communities, especially women and children, in Nepal! Check out our website @ There is this … Continue reading

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Society of Nepalese in Hawaii

On March 17th, 2012, FVIN hosted a gathering in Honolulu, HI, with the Society of Nepalese in Hawaii. Besides enjoying each other’s company and some delicious chai tea and snacks, we were able to have some important discussions, make connections with one … Continue reading

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Why Choose Nepal – By Sadie Green

Why Choose Nepal? Why Volunteer in Nepal? Nepal is a country of sublime beauty, both scenic and cultural.  The astounding natural landscape, myriad of attractive activities, and the well-preserved and exotic cultures make this country one of the most compelling … Continue reading

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Interested in joining a great cause? By Janelle R. Jones, FVIN President

My name is Janelle, and in 2008, I found myself at a crossroads. I’d worked for eight years at an online marketing company that was twenty people strong when I joined, went through three acquisitions, grew to four hundred strong … Continue reading

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My Teaching Experiences as a VIN Volunteer, By Thomas Jones

    Former Volunteer, Thomas J. – Wed May 09, 2012 @ 07:28PM Thomas J. was a VIN volunteer teaching English to 6th & 7th graders in Jitpur, Nepal, 2011. The past couple of days have been unique. Previously I was finding the … Continue reading

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School Tuition Paid For Nepali Girls Through FVIN Grants

Binita is going to school! The materials and her tuition were paid for through fundraising efforts of Friends of Volunteers Initiative Nepal and their online fundraising campaign sponsored through VIN provides regular reports and photos from the girls. Presently, … Continue reading

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