Our Story

Young Australian social entrepreneur Stephanie Woollard began Seven Women at only 22, after meeting seven disabled women operating out of a tin shed in Kathmandu struggling to make a living and enduring harsh discrimination. With her last $200, she paid for trainers to up skill the women to produce products for sale abroad - and so Seven Women was born. 

Since 2006, Seven Women has been working to empower marginalised Nepalese women through equipping them with the skills and know how to thrive. Eleven years after her first encounter with the seven women that started it all, over 5,000 women have been trained and employed by our fair trade organisation, transforming their lives and their communities.

Stephanie was recently one of only six worldwide to have her work recognised with a Rotary Responsible Business Award presented at the United Nations, New York.

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One of the best ways to support Seven Women is to buy our products and tell your friends to do the same.

Our handmade range has some great gift ware, winter woollies and light colourful accessories to brighten up any outfit.

All our products are 100% fair trade, with all profit going toward supporting our programs. 

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Join us on our next Tour

Hands-On-Development runs immersive tours to Nepal aimed at broadening perspectives and developing understanding of Nepal by experiencing different aspects of its society. These tours allow visitors to meet and share with Nepali people so they can learn and grow through experiencing their culture and daily life. 

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Donate

Seven Women exists today because of the thousands of people who have donated to our programs and bought our fair-trade products. All donations over $2 are tax deductible and can be made on our donate page.

Only $250 will send a girl to college for a year, including all her books and stationery. A donation of $1,200 supplies a year's wages for a woman to train and learn the new skills that will enable her to earn an income and become financially independent. 

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Host a screening

Filmed over a period of four years, Bringing the Light: The Seven Women Story follows a group of Nepalese women whose lives have been empowered through education, skills training and income generation. This is a story of courage, resilience and strength as these women seek to create a better life for themselves, their families and other women in Nepal. View the trailer here.

If you would like to contribute by organising a screening download a screening pack here and check where upcoming events are being hosted.

The more people who tell our story, the more people who can be inspired to be involved and achieve an even greater impact for the women of Nepal.

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Volunteer

Seven Women has become the strong organisation it is today through the work of our dedicated teams both here and in Nepal. The fundraising and sales of products here in Australia is led by 50 volunteers who take on roles in marketing, finance, admin and logistics. 

We are constantly looking for new volunteers to work on new projects to expand Seven Women’s reach. If you would like to become part of our fantastic team, please inquire now.

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