BENEFITING: EDGE OF SEVEN INC
EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2011
Hello there. I'm running in the Denver Rock n' Roll marathon to help raise money for the super cool Edge of Seven. This is a Denver based non-profit organization, that helps to fund community projects in the Everest region in Nepal focused on empowerment and education of women and alleviation of poverty. I need sponsors to help out and everything that is raised will go directly to a local non-profit in Nepal.
Also, it's a family affair and my sweet Emily, my dad and brother are all running. Here's a description and thank you so much for your help!
The community development program at Edge of Seven supports building projects in the Everest Region of Nepal, a district containing 107,686 people. While poverty levels have dropped in Nepal from 42% in 1996 to 25.4% in 2009, one quarter of the population, approximately 7.1 million people, still lives below the national poverty line of $1 per day. In order to reduce poverty in the Everest Region of Nepal, we have created a project that will reduce poverty in five communities, serving approximately 8,600 people, over the course of one year.