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Rebuilding Khijee - A magical village in Nepal

Organized by: Jesse Katz

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Jesse Katz via Crowdrise
May 19, 2015

$1315 has been sent to Lakpa who is buying tents for those who still need a place to live. See More

THE STORY:

In 2009 I embarked on a journey which took me to a magical village, Khijee, just 20 miles from Mount Everest base camp. I called Khijee my home for 4 months. Everyone in the village was extremely poor, yet were the most generous people I've ever met.  I couldn't tell someone I liked their t-shirt because they would try to give it to me.  I couldn't tell anyone I was hungry, because they would drag me in their house and feed me. One guy lived in a village 3 hours away wanted his wife to cook a meal for me.  He woke up at 5am, walked 3 hours to meet me, then we walked 3 hours back to his village.  After I met his village and his wife cooked for me, he walked me 3 hours back to my house and turned around and walked 3 hours home. That's 12 hours of walking! He then showed up at my door the next week to see if I wanted to go to his village again.

Now they need our help to rebuild from this devastating earthquake. 100% of all donations will go to disater relief in Khijee and rebuilding houses.

To read more about my time in Khijee, please see my blog post.

$1,360

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jesse Katz

    $250

  • Rich Amundson

    $50

  • Sarah Karp

    $50

  • James Banks and Ed Hyden

    $100

  • Dana and Jeff Decker

    $50

  • Julian Quisquater

    $25

  • Beth Katz

    $100

  • Jane Vaynerov Angel

     

  • Emily Caesar

    $50

  • Brad Butler

    $100

  • Danny Sauter

    $20

  • Trevor Thompson

    $50

  • Sam Rollier

    $25

  • Mark & Kimberly Baller

    $50

  • Nikki Nguyen

    $25

  • Kara Beck

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Paul Jastrzebski

    $100

  • Powers

    $50

  • Greg Sund

    $50

  • Ashley Johndro

    $100

  • Kimberly Zibelman

    $25

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Organized by

Jesse Katz

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Kimberly Zibelman

Kimberly Zibelman

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Ashley Johndro

Ashley Johndro

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Greg Sund

Greg Sund

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Powers

Powers

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Paul Jastrzebski

Paul Jastrzebski

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Kara Beck

Kara Beck

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Nikki Nguyen

Nikki Nguyen

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Mark & Kimberly Baller

Mark & Kimberly Baller

DONATION: $50

in memory of Dan Fredinburg and in honor of Jesse Katz 2 years ago

Sam Rollier

Sam Rollier

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

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