I spent 2 months in Nepal working with this organisation and it was truly a life-changing experience. I worked primarily teaching first aid to local communities, schools and even a local temple/nunnery within the Helambu region.
The communities are as great as the countryside and staying with host families is an enlightening experience.
Be aware that although support is always available you may be on your own for long periods of time. This isn't a volunteering holiday where coordinators guide your hand at every turn; you do need to be self-reliant and have a strong character.
Aside from the one off donation which can easily be fund-raised, the money for staying with host families and food is paid to the families direct. You do not pay any second party within the organisation vast sums of money which is a great plus.
There is a massive amount of scope with the project. Although I focused mainly in health and first aid there is room for scope in projects such as women’s empowerment and equality, school teaching and improving local access to health.
The work that has been done there already has made some big impacts and with more effort and support I feel the region will greatly prosper.