FUNDRAISER: your funds at work!

Chhokpa with the supplies for the earthquake victims of Sindhupalchowk district
Chhokpa with the supplies for the earthquake victims of Sindhupalchowk district

We have just received photos from our friend Chhokpa Sherpa. She has bought supplies.

Here’s what she wrote: “we are distributing food and other necessities for the victims. So for that we need some fund..all of our friends also want to help by distributing food and water but main problem is we can not collect enough money by ourself. We all nepalese are very thankful to you.”

And with “you” she means YOU. Thanks for supporting us by buying the People in the Himalayas photo ebook. We are giving 100% of the proceeds to aid organizations and some to private help like we’ve done with Chhokpa.

They have now bought the first batch of supplies for the earthquake victims of the Sindhupalchowk district in the mountains. Your $$$ at work!

Supplies for the earthquake victims of Sindhupalchowk district
Supplies for the earthquake victims of Sindhupalchowk district
Supplies for the earthquake victims of Sindhupalchowk district
Supplies for the earthquake victims of Sindhupalchowk district

FUNDRAISER: Update 2015-05-01

Here are some current stats:

We have just crossed the $6000 line, coming from 182 sales of the People in the Himalayas photo ebook. That’s an average of over $30 per ebook sale.

The payments come in through two main channels: PayPal and Stripe (that’s what we use to handle credit card payments), depending on what the customer chose in our online shop.

PayPal is the quickest path and the bulk of whatever we receive through that channel goes out with as little delay as possible. So far we have donated $3000 to dzi.org and $1000 to mayasherpaproject.org from this bucket. We have also made two direct payments to people in need, you can read more on that here and here.

The credit card payments through Stripe will come in with a delay (it’s a 7 day sliding window), so we don’t have access to those funds just yet. We will donate those as they become available and keep updating you here.

Thanks again for your continued support, we are humbled by your help!

FUNDRAISER: Two Children lost their mom

We have just received a call for help from our Sherpa friend Dawa in Kathmandu. He accompanied us on our trek last year and got word that two children (Asisha Rai and Anisha Rai) miss their mother. She wasn’t found after the earthquake and they need support.

Asisha Rai and Anisha Rai miss their mother
Asisha Rai and Anisha Rai’s mother has gone missing during the earthquake

We have just transferred 20,000 Nepalese Rupees (about 177 EUR) from the ebook sales via Western Union. Dawa will pick it up and help the two childen directly.

FUNDRAISER: Maya Sherpa Project donation

We have just donated $1000 of the fundraiser photo ebook proceeds to the Maya Sherpa Project. This brings the overall donations from our fundraiser to over $4000. Thank you all so much for your support!! Please consider telling others about this project!

We know the Maya Sherpa Project personally and 100% confident that our donation will quickly reach those who need it most. Their focus is on supporting Sherpas in remote Himalayan villages. Those villages are the ones that need help most at this point.

Sherpas in remote Himalayan villages
Sherpas in remote Himalayan villages

Here is their page on the 2015 Nepal Earthquake. Please feel free to also directly donate to them.

FUNDRAISER: Update 2015-04-30

It’s been five days since the earthquake and two days since we started selling our fundraiser ebook People of the Himalayas.

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I’m thrilled to be able to report that we have just crossed the $4000 line and we have already donated $3000 of those to dZi.org over the last two days. dZi is a local charity that we trust and that will get help directly to the Nepali people without any unnecessary overhead. Visit the dZi.org website.

This wouldn’t have been possible without YOU. We and the Nepali people are eternally grateful that you all chipped in. Thank you!