Help the Adventure Girls in Nepal

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Hi, 

We are Inka Gurung Trollsås from Sweden and Alice Bomboy from France. 

We're launching this campaign to raise money for our dear Nepali friends badly impacted by the deadly earthquake which hit their country on April 25th. 

The money will be given to the Himalayan Adventure Girls, a NGO launched a couple of years ago by Nepali girls Anu, Sita, Radha, Kamala and others. The NGO is dedicated to encourage Nepali women to participate in the outdoor industry as rafting and kayaking guides and instructors.

Your donations will be used to help people around them in Kathmandu in acute need of food and water. It will also help rebuilding houses for them, for people linked to the NGO and for the Nepali canoeing and rafting community whose they belong to. 

Who are they ? 

Our friends are all Nepali, living in Nepal. Most of them were in Kathmandu or Pokhara when the quake happened. Luckily enough they were safe. But Kamala, a young NGO's member whose family lives in a remote village, has lost her grandpa, her grandma and her uncle. She's still alive only because she was outside at the moment of the quake. Her house collapsed, killing her relatives. All her family belongings disappeared into debris by a minute. Anu, one of the NGO leader, lost her house and everything she owns as well. Same for Radha, whose family house in the Bothe Koshi Valley has been completely destroyed. Inka, who taugh the girls swimming and kayaking a few years ago, has her Nepali family members reporting damaged houses. Every day, we receive news from girls who got canoe training through Himalayan Adventure Girls, from the white water nepali community and from relatives, telling us they lost everything. 

What do they need ? 

With this campaign, we hope to raise money which will be sent to Himalayan Adventure Girls quickly. Right now the girls, their relatives,  friends, neighbors need everything : clothing, food, bedding, shelter, medicines... The conditions in Kathmandu and in whole Nepal is worsening. People face choice between sleeping indoors and risking aftershocks or getting wet and cold by staying outside round the clock, unless they don't have a house any more of course...

Aside from an emergency assistance, a long-term help is much needed. The money will be used to rebuild houses for the girls now involved with the Himalayan Adventure Girls. With your donations, the NGO will also help rebuild houses for our others friends from the white water Nepali community and relatives affected by the quake. 

Why give to this NGO ?

We are totally confident in Anu, Sita, Kamala, Radha and the others girls from the Himalayan Adventure Girls NGO : we know they will handle the donations well and help others in a good way. 

We are so proud of their achievements so far : when they met Inka a few years ago, they learned swimming and then kayaking with her. Soon the girls founded the nonprofit organisation Himalayan Adventure Nepalese Girls to empower Nepali women through sport. Their work and commitment is so important for women in Nepal. A few days before the quake, they organized themselves a canoeing camp with a big group of children from an orphanage in Nepal. 

To know more about them, you can watch a video made last year during a young women training camp with our friends :  https://vimeo.com/84275919

It must absolutely continue and thanks to your help, it could be possible.

If you want to know more about them, here's their Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/himalayanadventuregirls?fref=ts

Please offer our friends your help, talk about them around you and share !

Thanks to all the people caring for them !

Inka & Alice. 

Inka Gurung Trollsås is the owner or Far Away Adventures in Sweden. 

Alice Bomboy is a multimedia reporter from France.

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At the top : the video was shot during a women training camp held in the Bothe Koshi Valley, back to December 2013. 

Below :

(1) the Himalayan Adventure Girls organized a canoeing camp with orphan kids a few days before the quake, in April 2015.

(2 to 4) pictures of our smiling friends during the women training camp in December 2013. 




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Namaste !

Here are the latest news from the Help Adventure Girls campaign in Nepal.

http://eepurl.com/bKavyz

As you will see, we have now used all the funds we have received. We have decided to close our crowdfunding campaign and we won't accept new donations on Go Fund Me platform from now. But if you still want to support Himalayan Adventure Girls NGO and company, who have now resumed their trekking and rafting activities, or any others rebuilding efforts in Nepal, a country that is still suffering a lot especially because of actual blockades at the indian borders, please write to Alice (bomboyalice (at) gmail (dot) com) or Inka ( www.farawayadventures.com). They will help you to find out what projects would be best to support.

Thanks again to all of you for the great help to Nepal !

Alice et Inka
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This is our latest update from the Nepal Fundraising Campaign. Please read our news !

Follow this link to our french and english newsletter : http://eepurl.com/byc-aX

Alice & Inka
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Namaste !

I hope you're all doing well and that you and your family are ready to enjoy summertime !

Last week has been full of good news : all the ongoing projects have been moving very fast !

This newsletter is also trying to go a little bit more professional (you all know Inka and I have had to learn to deal with this "campaign" work from scratch after the earthquake suddenly hit Nepal in April !). Now we'll send you informations about the different ongoing projects, but also detailed information about our accountings and a map to locate the different projects !

For those who are not receiving this more detailed newsletter, you can read it here : http://eepurl.com/bsIBQr and subscribe if you like it ! There's more information and more pictures than what we are able to send you from Go Fund Me.

Here are the latest news from the field.

*Darechowk school rebuilding

Thanks to the help of Himalayan Ecstasy Trek and Expedition team which traveled to Darechowk with many of its members, the construction is almost done ! The walls have almost reached their final high, the doors and windows have been installed. The school is only missing a roof now ! We received tens of pictures from the workers and you will see that even if the builders have to work under heavy rains from the monsoon, they are doing it smiling and with fun ! We even have pictures from delicious nepali food to show you. Yummy !

To see the pictures, it's here : https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1623358144576190&type=1&l=9c4890ce2d


*Temporary shelters for schools in Kunchok village

We sent you last week pictures from this village located in Sindhupalchok district and it was badly hit by the earthquakes. We were asked to help rebuild shelters for the kids of Kunchok. Sita from Himalayan Adventuregirls​ has done a great job : she planned and organized the work very well there and with the help of Himalayan Ecstasy team, temporay classes were made of tin in less than ten days ! Sita also bought and brought to the place also a lot of educational materials and distributed them to the kids so they can be soon back on the benches of their school to learn in proper conditions. The people from the village asked us if we can provide more help. We'll see what we can do regarding the funds left up to now (we still have 800 euros left today)..

Go there : https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1632893230289348&type=1&l=837accaed3

*Map of the different projects

You can now follow the ongoing work with a map locating the different projects we helped or are helping. As we are sure you'll one day come to visit Nepal, we have also written a few words about amazing places to see in Nepal !

It's here ! : https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zaf_oDsJr-tc.k0W9VvdyoOwk&usp=sharing

*Accounting

Please check the charts at the end of the newsletter. Since last week, we have sent funds to Darechowk to complete the rebuilding of the school. We still have 800 euros left to be spent.

Here it is ! Thanks again to all of you to make it happens !

Alice et Inka
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Namaste !

We hope all of you are doing well !

Thanks to all the new donors who rallied us. We almost reached our 30 000 euros goal. That's amazing !

Meanwhile due to the success of earthbags rebuilding, we are being asked if we can help rebuilding more schools... Of course we will ! It all depends on the funds available, so we'll continue this fundraising and see how it goes !

Earthquakes hit Nepal two months ago already, but the situation is still far from being solved : thousands of thousands Nepali are still living outside and the monsoon fears all of us as the weather will increase the risks of landslides and spread diseases. So please continue to share and talk about Nepal around you !

About our work, here are news from the ongoing projects :

- Darechowk school rebuilding :

The walls are going up and up ! Thanks to Milan Gurung, Endra Rai Bahing from Rafting Star, the guys from Himalayan Ectasy company and of course Himalayan Adventure Girls, the classrooms are taking shape ! It's a very tough and demanding work and we are so proud of all the people who come to help... Dhanyabad to all of you !

We updated the album so you can see how the rebuilding is going on here : https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1623358144576190&type=1&l=9c4890ce2d

- We are also happy to announce that Himalayan Adventure Girls will help Kunchok village, in Sindhupalchok village, which was badly damaged by the quake. Most of the people now live under tents and tarps. We will fund the rebuilding of shelters for the school. We are now sourcing materials, but here are pictures of the current situation in Kunchok :

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1628872874024717.1073741844.100007060591803&type=1&l=3898f3d477

- Prava's house rebuilding is doing great. Prava is one of the young Himalaya Adventure Girls training camps attendees. She lives in Sukute, Sindhupalchok disctrict. To learn more about this project : https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1618536231725048.1073741838.100007060591803&type=1&l=f991463967

- Also we are now able to provide you the details of our accountings (even more details are available on demand, just ask Alice !) : we have created some charts that will help you understand how we spend the money. Please have a look at them (pictures below) !

We are very delighted to tell you 96,5 % of the funds go directly to Nepali people and help rebuilding Nepal. The 3,5 % "lost" have been used for banking and money transfer fees, what is not so much (look at all the fees the bank cuts from your personal account and you'll understand !)

Almost of the funds we gathered have been used so far : only around 2000 euros remain unused up to now but we'll soon send them to Darechowk school to buy new materials and complete the rebuiling. So if we want to help more schools, we need more help from the World !

Spread the message !

Last but not least, we would like to ask you to vote for the Nepal Kayak Club : they are nepali kayakers and moutaineers friends who have made tons of efforts after the two major quake in Nepal. Now they are nominated in the category ‪PaddleWithPurpose‬ at the Canoe & Kayak Magazine Awards ! Please vote for the many members of this amazing team ! http://www.canoekayak.com/canoe-kayak-awards/vote/paddle-with-purpose/

Dhanyabad to all of you,

Alice & Inka





Darechowk school rebuilding !
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#Lillysbarnhjälp 13th donation from Lilly to your school project! Keep up the good work, hugs from Lilly and her family

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