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Wide Open Vistas

Wide Open Vistas
CROWDRISE : Dec 27, 2016
Tax ID: 46-4952663
BASED: Seattle, WA, United States


Helping kids in Nepal

The mission of Wide Open Vistas (WOV) is to help support the educational and health needs of disadvantaged children in Nepal. We turn donations into long term and sustainable outcomes.

What We Do

We help children attend school in Kathmandu. We do this through tuition, uniform, book, and nutrition subsidies. Parents also pay a portion and we check up on attendance and grades. We are focusing on girls in secondary education but we also fund boys. We fund every child in a family unit so no one is marginalized. We also support a girls running program and various ad-hoc projects ranging from rebuilding a girls bathroom after the earthquake to helping a vision clinic purchase pediatric vision screening tools.

Our Story

Wide Open Vistas was co-founded by Dorjee Sherpa and Seth Wolpin  in 2011. During an Everest expedition they found a common interest in trying to help the ‘plight of the porter’.  Many of the porters were doing backbreaking jobs at high altitude to help their children attend school in Kathmandu. Wanting to help these children further, and not trusting other organizations, they chose to start their own charity. Wide Open Vistas has since developed a Board of Directors, girls running program, thorough scholarship application processes, and added annual health care check ups to ensure our scholars are healthy. 

Why We Are Unique

We have almost no administrative overhead and the vast majority of donations go directly to the projects. Unlike large organization, we can show you exactly where your money is going and we can respond in a timely manner with deep connections to the communities where we work.

Tax ID: 46-4952663 •




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Education and change for Nepalese children

Education and change for Nep…

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33% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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