nepal community fund

August 19, 2020

Our Nepal community needs your help.

If you’re receiving this, it’s likely you’ve been on a trek or climb with us in Nepal.

You probably know Tika and his family, and you’ve likely trekked alongside him and or Gyan, Dor, Santa, Sanduk, Lhakpa, Bir, Chandra, Nima, Karman, Sonam or perhaps another of our amazing team.

You may have dined on Santa or Mina’s famous Chilli Chicken and you’ve no doubt met Shrejana as she checked you into your hotel, the airport or your bus connection.

In March 2020, our operations in Nepal ground to a halt. The same has happened to thousands of businesses the world over so in that respect we are no different.

I’m hoping what can make us different is the support we can provide for our small community in Nepal.

When the borders were closed, we made the decision to pay our Nepalese guides the wages they were going to earn on the trips that were ready to run. This helped in a small way but given our business is effectively in hibernation – and we don’t know for how long – we need to do much more.

I fully understand everyone is hurting right now and we’ve all been exposed to plenty of uncertainty and discomfort. Times are tough.

But, if you are in a position right now to provide a small donation to our Nepal Community Fund, it will do a power of good.

As many of you know, this fund was established in the wake of the 2015 earthquakes. The mission of our Community Fund then was to provide urgent support for essential services including health, education and housing.

The circumstances have changed but the needs remain the same.

Ray Foster has done some fantastic work overseeing and administering this fund since it’s inception. He has posted updates on our Community Fund Facebook Page in relation to the work of the fund and where the monies raised have been spent and directed.

Most pleasing is that that every single cent donated has found its way to the people that deserve and need it most. There have been zero administration costs since the fund was established more than 5 years ago.

Project 100 – Our Aim

Any amount at all right now will help. But what we’re asking for is 100 people to commit to a $2 a week direct debit. This would ensure we can deliver $10,000 per annum to our small Nepalese community.

Of course, if you are in a position to contribute a one-off payment this would also be greatly appreciated.

Your contribution WILL make a huge difference to the lives of many.

Please contact Ray Foster at [email protected] or 0411 534 423 for further information.