The Small World USA works in Himalayan regions, including Nepal, to:
-empower local communities by enabling self-reliance and active community participation in basic infrastructure projects and beyond
-provide access to education for children, especially girls
-support women's empowerment programs
We envision a world where girls have equal access to education, where they are given the space to grow through opportunity and the cultivation of confidence, knowledge and skills. We envision a world where local communities are empowered to be their own change makers. We envision a world where women are empowered to provide the positive impact that they are all capable of bringing to their families and communities.
The Small World USA was established in 2017. As a US-based 501(c)(3), we partner directly with the Nepal-based NGO, The Small World, to support their work on the ground in rural villages and communities in the Himalayas of Nepal. Priority projects to support and fund are collectively determined by staff from The Small World and by the Board of Directors of The Small World USA.
From sponsors of some of our students:
"I feel blessed that I am in a position to assist...I want to support girls who are going against the norm and seeking education."
"I am so thrilled to be in a position to assist a young woman in obtaining education."
"Thank you for a wonderful stay in Nepal and as a volunteer with The Small World. This has really inspired me!"
"I am very grateful that I have come to know you and you great people in The Small World.
This has enriched my life."
"Thank you so much for your great work for the girls in Nepal."
From some of our students:
"Now I'm in bachelor third year. It's going well. I'm happy."
"Karma Sir and you [student's sponsor] are like my god because you help my dreams be completed. I feel very happy. Thank you."
"I am so happy and feeling lucky to have your support in my education. In our community many girls get married at a young age because their family are not able to send them for higher study... Thank you so much for changing my dreams into reality."
"Education is a fundamental need for human beings. When one girl educated herself, she also provide knowledge about others in practical life. I wish all people to be educated...Education is the most important for our life. Educations, skills, knowledge can change everything. So I can't stop my study and experience knowledge in my life. I need more experience, knowledge and skills in different sectors and fields....I am heartily thankful for your great, great support to me."