Power for Mani Sherpa

$2,615 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 44 people in 50 months
Karen A. Whelan   LAS VEGAS, NV

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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Update 42
48 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.
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Update 41
48 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!
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Update 40
49 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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Update 39
49 months ago
Big batch of the money sent over via bank wire! We are off and running. I am holding off on sending the remainder that came in after the first check was ordered so I know exactly where everything stands. We have all the money raised and a bit more. I will be adding some additional for some English and Computer classes for Mane and Dawa respectively. I just want to send over one more chunck of money because the fees for wiring are the same no matter the amount. Thank you all OHHHHH so much! I really do appreciate all you have done!
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Gary Eykhof
50 months ago

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

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$2,615 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 44 people in 50 months
Created May 28, 2012
KB
$25
Kristen Bridges
49 months ago

Sorry it took me so long!

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MT
$200
Melanie Tobiasson
49 months ago
SC
$100
Sara and Charlie
49 months ago (Offline Donation)
JN
$20
Jackie McGowan Nickler
49 months ago (Offline Donation)
YZ
$20
Yi Lin Zheng
49 months ago (Offline Donation)
H
$25
Halina
49 months ago

Karen- thanks for doing this for Mani.

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GN
$25
Greg Nichols
49 months ago

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

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PP
$35
Patty Plumey
50 months ago

Have to bring it even at least lol

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AH
$20
Adam and Homa
50 months ago (Offline Donation)
JF
$100
James Smyth and Maggie Figueroa
50 months ago (Offline Donation)
Gary Eykhof
50 months ago

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

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