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Nepali Lekali Fund Run

Organized by: Andrew Russo

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EVENT DATE Jun 04, 2016

THE STORY:

In 2013, my wife Nicole and I went on a three-week hike to Everest Base Camp. When one of the trek leaders learned I was a coffee professional, and that I had passed the rigorous “Quality” tasting exam, he had his brother fly into Kathmandu to meet me. Nima Tenzing Sherpa is a rare person; smart, dedicated, and kinder than most. He shared his passion for adventure, coffee, and asked for my help on his journey to bring his nation forward in the specialty coffee world. I have helped him in many ways and, when my phone rang after the Nepal Quake and he informed me that his farm, his village, and his livelihood vanished I could not sit idle. I sprung into action by creating a website, speaking to contacts in coffee, the UK embassy in Nepal, and the hiking community. I refused to let his village be forgotten in the chaos and managed to put it on the radar of NGOs operating in Nepal. I also raised nearly 23,000 USD in a two-week effort and in November of 2015 traveled to Lekali Coffee Estate outside of Kathmandu to finish the job I had started. There is still work to be done and this race will aid the final efforts in and around Bhirkune village.

We have a team of runners who will be raising funds to contribute to this cause and we all will run ~6 miles from Marymoore State Park along the Sammammish River Trail to Red Hook on June 4th, 2016 to raise awareness for the village and the continuing plight of those communities in Nepal who have fallen off the world's radar due to the passing of time and still need our help.

The funding will be used to:

-Rebuild the remaining structures

-Fund a community center

$800

 

27% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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  • Anne Primiano

    $50

  • Catalyst Coffee Consulting

    $35

  • Mitch Thormodson

    $100

  • Suzanne Bettinger

    $100

  • Mary Swenson

    $50

  • Simonis Camille

    $50

  • The Hoskins

    $100

  • Lori

    $100

  • Francis Howard

    $25

  • Elke Pitman

    $25

  • Andrew The Elder

    $100

  • Fujimoto family

     

  • Shirley + 1

     

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Organized by

Andrew Russo

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Shirley + 1

Shirley + 1

1 year ago

Fujimoto family

Fujimoto family

1 year ago

Andrew The Elder

Andrew The Elder

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Elke Pitman

Elke Pitman

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Francis Howard

Francis Howard

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Lori

Lori

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

The Hoskins

The Hoskins

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Simonis Camille

Simonis Camille

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Mary Swenson

Mary Swenson

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Suzanne Bettinger

Suzanne Bettinger

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

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