Act Now - COVID 19
The Coronavirus pandemic has almost impacted every single country around the globe, some worse than others with illness, lockdowns and unemployment. One group suffering but rarely talked about is the unsung 'hero's of the mountains' of Nepal - the porters that carry everything from trekkers packs to food and supplies up the mountains and along the trekking routes.
But what has happened since Coronavirus shut down the trekking industry and tourists no longer travel to Nepal? Most of these porters are back at their villages, and many have no access to income. So with no income since November last year, they are struggling to put food on the table for their family and clothes on their backs. Some are going hungry with no official relief or support available to them.
Let's Clean Up Nepal wants to give some hope to the porters, that help is available. We have created this Go Fund Me campaign as a financial assistance program aimed at helping porters whilst they are unable to work in the tourism industry that they previously relied on. Donation amount is never too small every little bit helps.
100% of all donations to the Porter Support Campaign will be used for this initiative and we will keep you updated on the difference we can make in their lives.
Porters support food campaign
With Kathmandu in an extended lockdown, the porters that usually work in the tourism industry have been unable to work for a long period of time.
With no tourists filling the streets of Thamel and hiking the magical mountain trails, most porters have returned to their villages or come to Kathmandu. Yet with no daily wage, how do they provide the basic necessities like food and shelter for their families?
We are proposing a portersupport food campaign. A donation of $40 will provide a food package that should feed a family of 4 or 5 for approximately a month.
Each package will consist of staple food items as follows:
Sun flower oil 1lit
Beaten rice 2kg
Wheat flour 2kg
Dry soyabean 1kg
100% of donations will provide packages for those who need it most. We hope to make a difference in their lives and relieve some of the stress they are experiencing now because of Coronavirus and it's effects on everyone.
This campaign is brought to you by:
Joyce, a Canadian with a desire to help those in need in Nepal. First visit to Nepal in 2019, appreciation in how kind and hardworking the Nepali people with very little. EBC was scheduled to trek March, 2020 due to coronavirus it was cancelled. I will be returning for more treks.
Lou, an Australian who has been mesmerized by Nepal and its people since visiting in 2018, and subsequently in 2019. A life changing event during her first trek in 2018 has resulted in her motivation to help wherever she can and 'pay back' all the friendship, assistance, care and support she received.
Raj, founder of Let's Clean Up Nepal. As a mountain guide also concerned with the environment as well as social causes, he is perfectly placed and skilled to ensure this assistance gets to those who need it most - the wonderful porters of the Nepali Himalayas.
I work for two different causes but they are linked: education and environment.
Since 7 years, I connect donors with poor and orphanage kids who live in remote areas to help them to go to school. I also go often in their schools to aware teachers about how to develop education in the remote villages. I teach to kids how to clean in front of the school and explain them why we need to protect nature. I give also tips for healthy life.
Since 2 years, I clean the mountains and educate local people and nepali tourists. I try to connect with people all over the world to spare my messages. I have cleaned 7 times trekking trails and I have organized 2 events in Kathmandu to clean our city. This year, I have also organized one event in Switzerland to talk about the trash in Nepal.