Mark and Prue Kesby are inviting locals to join them on a trip to Nepal in late September.
The Gunnedah couple had their first taste of the mountainous country when they trekked the foothills of the Himalayas with Christina Pearce and Jill Hope in 2016, and raised funds to help the Nepali rebuild after devastating earthquakes in 2015.
The Kesbys decided it's time to go back again but this time they are directing their fundraising efforts at Seven Women, which aims to equip marginalised Nepali women to run businesses and share their skills with others.
The not-for-profit organisation was formed in 2006 after founder Stephanie Wollard came across seven disabled women making soaps and candles in a tin shed in Kathmandu.
Under Seven Women, Hands On Development operates tours in Nepal so people can meet the Nepali women who are striving to make a living in the harsh environment.
The Kesbys met Ms Wollard at a district Rotarian conference last year and have been talking about going to Nepal ever since.
The Kesbys are urging locals to come along on the 10-day tour from September 27 to October 6 and learn about daily life in the villages and how initiatives like Seven Women are helping to change lives.
Mrs Kesby said helping the Nepali to help themselves was a good way to go about things.
"They're such welcoming, lovely people and they really do appreciate help and they appreciate the help they get by us being tourists there," she said.
"They don't like being given money with strings attached. To be able to do [things] themselves, they would feel fulfilled.
"It's not out on a display. It's real life. [Seven Women] is using tourism to support and educate their community."
It's an opportunity to see the real Nepal rather than looking through the window as a tourist.Mark Kesby
Mr Kesby echoed his wife's words and said they had a "love of Nepal and the people".
"It's an opportunity to see the real Nepal rather than looking through the window as a tourist, and we can help a great organisation," he said.
"We'll learn more about the Nepalese culture - that's the big thing - and get to know some Nepalese.
"The bit I've had to do with them, I really loved. They're a people that are trying very hard to make a go for themselves. They're not leaners."
As part of the tour, the group will visit some of the areas where Seven Women projects have been supported by the Rotary Australia World Community Service. The Rotary Club of Gunnedah West has contributed to the aid organisation.
Keen to go?
The Kesbys would like to hear from interested parties before March.
Contact Mark and Prue via email@example.com or phone 0428 429 244.
Find out more about Seven Women by clicking here.