For 25 years we’ve paired poor, low caste inner city girls with sponsors who underwrite their long term education from KG through high school. 

We encourage direct communication between our sponsors and the girls in Nepal to foster global community.   Over time, a lovely on-going relationship can develop that's very special and rewarding for everyone involved.
Our Nepali Co-Director Palmo Dawa Tamang making a home visit with Kanchi Lama and her mother.

We periodically organize workshops for our teenage girls to make them aware of the dangers of sex-trafficking, domestic violence and introduce them to holistic methods of female hygiene, nutrition and study skills that promote critical thinking.

What makes HIO's holistic approach so unique, is our ability to create lasting trust with the girls and their families. Since this relationship begins when our girls are very young, frequent home visits allow our small in-country staff to almost become surrogate parents. 

Through an active partnership with a girl’s family and her school, we vigilantly work to encourage her to remain in school.

We preserve the family structure since our girls are day students rather than boarders.

This focused and careful mentoring is the key for keeping our girls in school, on track to become independent, self-reliant women who can break their family's cycle of profound poverty and have the chance to follow their dreams.