Nepal Empowered

For: The People of the Village of Karki Gaun, Nepal
San Rafael, CA
Organizer: Katrin Hintermeier
Nepal Empowered (The People of the Village of Karki Gaun, Nepal)
$16,680
of $50,000 goal.
Raised by 131 donors
33% Complete

The Story

HELP us rebuild the village of Karki Gaun Nepal which was destroyed by the earthquake in April of 2015. We are working directly with the villagers to create sustainable income-generating animal husbandry projects as well rebuilding their homes, building a schoolhouse and a medical center.

We are committed to empowering all villagers; men women and children through these projects which are owned and operated by the community who are grateful for all assistance because till now there has been none.
The donations will go directly to the NGO (Non-Government Organization) 'Sahayatri Nepal' in Nepal founded by our Nepalese based project partner Laxman Tamang.
Guarantee: No money will be wasted on expensive overhead costs.
Ready to donate? Click Here!
Click here if you want to: DONATE more than $250  (It will take you to the PayPal page of "Crooked Trails" who is our fiscal sponsor for this year as we work out our non-profit status. Please indicate that the donation is for "Nepal Empowered". )

Or… you want to know more?

About rebuilding:
Rebuilding a village is a difficult and sensitive job and must be approached with respect. We work together with the Swedish/ Nepalese based NGO 'Build up Nepal', local entrepreneurs and people from the village. We use local materials and resources to build safe and affordable homes as well as creating jobs and economic activity producing bricks and generating animal husbandry in our village. 

for more information on 'Build up Nepal' go to http://www.buildupnepal.com/rebuilding-villages/

With the donations that we have received so far, we were able to purchase the Earth Brick Machine. Earth bricks or Mud blocks is a perfect building material for villages in Nepal. It is made from soil, sand, and cement and can be produced with a machine that runs without electricity. 
Most of the villagers in Nepal dream about living in a house of brick and concrete. But this is very expensive and not feasible in remote villages. With Earth Bricks this dream becomes a possibility.

Not only are we able to rebuild the destroyed homes and build a school using the Earth Brick machine, villagers will manufacture bricks (up to 600 bricks daily) and sell at affordable prices to neighboring villages and other NGO's who help people in need. Thus we are creating economic activities. 

If you want to donate your gift will go towards our next projects:

1. The building of a schoolhouse, which is estimated to cost about $23,000. 
2. The village has only very little water flow and it is crucial that we find a solution to this problem. Engineers from Nepal and USA are collaborating on installing a water pump which will pump water from the Trisuli river (about 1000ft below the village) up to Karki Gaun. 
3. Would you like to invest in a child's education? It would be $50 monthly that is needed for tuition, stationery, books, school lunch etc. This is a very rewarding way to make a difference in a child's life. 
4. Would you like to help a family by buying a goat or a buffalo? Animal husbandry is very common in Nepal and it is proven to work.

Donate less than $250: Click Here!
Click here if you want to: DONATE more than $250  (It will take you to the PayPal page of "Crooked Trails" who is our fiscal sponsor for this year as we work out our non-profit status. Please indicate that the donation is for "Nepal Empowered".)

Still reading?.

The poor rural village of Karki Gaun is nestled in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas. Villagers have lived a hand to mouth farming existence for generations. They grow rice and vegetables and raise chickens, goats, and buffaloes. Even before the quake, children had to walk 2 hours to get to school but even that one is now gone. Most of the strong and healthy men work abroad as contract labors in the Arab States and are not allowed to visit home for long periods of time. The women and mothers have to raise and run their families.
After the devastating earthquake, the tough times these villagers experience got worse. Of the 145 homes in the village, only 5 remain standing. All structures turned to rubble. Now the families are living under plastic tarps and in metal sheet shacks during the cold winter. 70% of all their livestock, harvests, waterways, were killed, destroyed or damaged. People don’t get the support they need from their government. And there is no end in sight. The projects we propose will help the villagers help themselves and gain an income to rebuild their own homes.
Donate: Click Here!
Click here if you want to: DONATE more than $250 (It will take you to the PayPal page of "Crooked Trails" who is our fiscal sponsor for this year as we work out our non-profit status. Please indicate that the donation is for "Nepal Empowered".)


About me:

My story with Nepal started 5 years ago in 2011 when the Laxman Moktan Family welcomed me into their village and home. There, I have been treated with so much grace and dignity. That’s when I fell in love with land and people of this village and Nepal.
Nepal is an extraordinary country and is so well known among travelers as a country of immense natural beauty as well as its people: kind, inviting and cheerful.
Please donate: Click Here!
Click here if you want to: DONATE more than $250  (It will take you to the PayPal page of "Crooked Trails" who is our fiscal sponsor for this year as we work out our non-profit status. Please indicate that the donation is for "Nepal Empowered".)

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 25, 2017

Posted on June 25, 2017

We have a new update: The first model house in Karki Gaun has a beautiful roof now. And more sand and other materials are arriving to make more bricks. 😍
#NepalEmpowered, #SahayatriNepal, #Volunteering, #Fundraiser
#KarkiGuan, #RebuildingKarkiGaun
For more info: www.NepalEmpowered.org

Posted on May 30, 2017

Posted on May 30, 2017

Amazing changes in Kharki Gaun: Homes are being built for families that have been displaced since the earthquake. YOU MADE IT HAPPEN! On behalf of the beautiful families in Karki Gaun: THANK YOU for your support!🌻
Laxman Tamang (our project partner in Nepal), his entire crew, and the villagers were tirelessly working. They had to overcome many hurdles to make this happen. The Nepal government was not on their side until just very recently. Now the bricks are fully approved and are considered "earthquake resistant". Besides our village, all neighboring villages are now benefitting from this success and are starting to rebuild their homes with "our" bricks!

Posted on October 5, 2016

Posted on October 5, 2016

We together have caused amazing progress! Thank you from the bottom of my heart and deep gratitude comes from our sister village Karki Gaun.
We have reduced the cost of one house re-building from $10,000 to 2,500 by buying the brick making machine. We are producing our own earthquake proof bricks!! Now, that's remarkable, and that is because of your support!

And We are not done yet! Especially now we need your support, now that we have reduced the price per house we need to get going with the rebuilding process. The cold winter is coming soon. 

In a short week I will travel to Nepal again with a group of 6 mighty volunteers to Karki Gaun. We will help build houses, teach basic hygiene to villagers and to children, teach a few English words, but also learn about their culture, meet families and enjoy! 

My deepest wish is to bring $10,000 to Nepal and get right to work with the recovery process. As of now we have about $2000. We are hoping for miracles... big miracles. Please, Help us create a huge, positive and amazing difference in these people's lives. 

Are you with us again? Please be! 

Gratefully yours
Katrin Santosha.

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