Power for Mani Sherpa

 
Raised: $2,615.00
Goal: $2,500.00
 
 
 

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Karen A. Whelan

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Mani Sherpa was my Sherpa almost all of the way from Lukla to Mount Everest Base Camp. He is a member of the Untouchable Caste. As a result, when power was brought to his village, he and... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Karen A. Whelan 20 months ago

Just a quick check in to say that the monsoon continues in Nepal. Kathmandu weather is BIG rain for through at least Tuesday August 14th, which is how far the forecast can show me. I hope to hear soon that the monsoon is coming to an end and that things are drying out so Mane can begin the project in earnest.

 
 
 

Updated posted by Karen A. Whelan 21 months ago

It is Monsoon time in Nepal. Mani and Dawa have met with the power authority and had a village meeting. Everything is lined up and as soon as the monsoon rains subside the project will get under way. That will be a few weeks from now and the project will take a few weeks from start to complete. Mani is the project manager! All funds are in, just want to keep you all updated!

 
 
 

Updated posted by Karen A. Whelan 21 months ago

Today, Mani and Dawa will have departed Lukla for Mani's village. It will take three days to get there. I am hoping to hear soon but it is Nepal time now so information will be slow to get. I know this message comes with a donate key, but we have what we need right now and I just want to keep you all updated. So, no funds being solicited at this point. Thanks all for caring and thanks for all the support, both monetarily and otherwise. It means a lot.

 
 
 
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Created by Karen A. Whelan on May 28, 2012

Mani Sherpa was my Sherpa almost all of the way from Lukla to Mount Everest Base Camp. He is a member of the Untouchable Caste. As a result, when power was brought to his village, he and 5 other families were not allowed to be given power. They are shunned and others cannot interact with them. Social norms are changing and now they can get power, but the cost to run it in to the six houses is $2,500.00. That is a lot for poor villagers like Mani and the other untouchables who still have difficulty finding gainful employment. Even if they do, that amount is nearly impossible for them. Mani really was a life saver to me on my trek. Please help me help him. Read more: HERE

 
 
 
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I think you should fly over, supervise the Construction, and take the Photos.........

posted by Gary Eykhof 22 months ago

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Recent Donations (44)

$2,615 raised by 44 people in 23 months.

$25.00

Kristen Bridges

22 months ago

 
 

Sorry it took me so long!

 

$200.00

Melanie Tobiasson

22 months ago

 
 

$100.00

Sara and Charlie

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Jackie McGowan Nickler

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Yi Lin Zheng

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Halina

22 months ago

 
 

Karen- thanks for doing this for Mani.

 

$25.00

Greg Nichols

22 months ago

 
 

less than $200 to go! This one is for mom . . .

 

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Patty Plumey

22 months ago

 
 

Have to bring it even at least lol

 

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Adam and Homa

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James Smyth and Maggie Figueroa

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