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Nepali Sisters Blaze Trails for Women

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World Vision Report
This story originally aired on World Vision Report in April 2008.

POKHARA, NEPAL β€” The Chhetri sisters teach women teach women the skills they need to work as mountaineering guides in Nepal. While running a hotel, they discovered that many female guests felt uncomfortable trekking alone with male guides. Seeing an opportunity, they formed β€œThe Three Sisters Adventure Trekking Company.” They soon needed more female guides, but few women would apply for training β€” it simply wasn’t respectable. Thirteen years later, they now have more applicants than they can handle. They’ve also started a skills-building program which they say has a dramatic, transformative effect on many of the hundreds of women who’ve participated.

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