Katelyn Baker via Crowdrise
June 03, 2012
BENEFITING: EDGE OF SEVEN INC
EVENT DATE: Oct 21, 2012
I am going to Nepal with Edge of Seven! It is a chance of a lifetime for me. I will be trekking through the Everest region of Nepal for 2 weeks. I will get to see the Himalayas, visit rural villages, meet Nepali people, and see some of the projects Edge of Seven has completed in the Everest region!
Although popular with high-end climbing expeditions, the remote Everest region of Nepal is plagued by poverty and lacks adequete access to equal education, clean water,and basic sanition, including those villages that directly serve the famous mountaineering community.
Edge of Seven is a non profit group thats mission is to invest in education, health and economic oppurtunity for girls in developing countries, and specifically in the Everest region of Nepal.
As part of my trip, I am fundraising for Edge of Seven. Proceeds of my fundraising will go to community development programs in rural Nepal. This year they are plan on focusing on water projects and bringing sensitively designed toilets and sanitation systems to villages in Nepal. Edge of Seven also sends volunteers to build these projects in Nepal, and completed projects include: a girls hostel in Salleri, a sustainable water project in Purdu, a primary school in Jarang, and most recently a secondary school in Phuleli.
Thank you for considering donating to this amazing organization, and I will be sure to tell you all about my experience in Nepal when I return.