Seven out of every 10 girls in the Everest region of Nepal don't get to go to college because of a lack of housing for girls.
With your help, we can change that.
Edge of Seven will begin construction on a women's hostel this November in Salleri, the district capital of the Solukhumbu region of Nepal. It will house approximately 50 college-bound girls from rural areas where higher education is not available.
I'd like to introduce you to a few of the girls who want a spot in the hostel.
Pelu Lama is 19 years old. She has a father and four younger sisters. Her mother died while giving birth three years ago because the closest hospital was one day's walk from the village. She wants us to build a hostel so that she can go to college and become a nurse. She wants to save as many mothers as possible.
Amrit Karki is 17 years old and has a mom, dad, 2 younger brothers, and 4 older sisters. Her dad is a truck driver and her mom works in the fields. She wants us to build a hostel because she believes that as an educated woman, she can change the society. She is discriminated against since she is a member of the lower caste and it is her wish for her generation and beyond that universal education will replace discrimination.
Mamata Rai, 24 years old, was forced to marry after she graduated from 10th grade. She now has a husband and three children. She can't go to college because it's culturally unacceptable for her to stay in another person's home. Her husband and in-laws will not pay for her education so this hostel is her hope for the future.
Want to help?
Everest Region, Nepal
Build a hostel for 50 women enrolled in higher secondary school
$3,400 per person for 2 weeks
$50 each additional week
Round-trip tickets from LAX or NYC, housing, food, and transport
START DATES THIS FALL:
Nov. 8th, Nov. 22nd., and Dec. 6th
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.edgeofseven.org.