The Long Road

After months of rain, the monsoon has finally yielded to beautiful fall weather in Nepal, and we are ready to start another busy year of construction. Over the past year, we have made significant progress on our community recovery plan by helping our local partner communities recover and rebuild after the disastrous earthquakes of...

Open Plastic Free

“After we became an Open Plastic Free zone, our students and teachers started making colorful garlands out of wrappers of chewing gum, chocolate, biscuit and instant noodles. We haven’t had to disturb the forest for the flowers. Our neighborhood has become much cleaner as we collect all the waste lying around....

Water Means the World to Nepal’s Remote Communities.

Nepal has some of the most plentiful water resources on the planet, with the watersheds flowing south from the massive Himalayan chain supporting far over a billion people. Ironically, many settlements on Nepal’s remote hillsides suffer greatly for lack of clean drinking water sources. As Nepal’s population has grown,...

A small measure goes a long way!

Girls do their Saturday washing in the public tap in Sotang (photo taken before the earthquake). Sotang is the chief trade and commercial hub for the areas where we work in the northeastern valleys of Solukhumbu district. The weekly Friday market alone draws over 5,000 people from the neighboring villages including from Gudel,...