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Raising Money for Girls Education in Nepal
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Ended Feb 29, 2016
I'm Michelle and I'm trekking the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal. Please consider supporting me with a donation to Wide Open Vistas, which helps improve education and health outcomes for children in Nepal. WOV is also doing great work with earthquake aid! More

My name is Michelle, and it has been a dream of mine to go on an expedition in the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal ever since I started hiking recreationally a couple of years ago. At the end of this summer, my dream will finally take flight. It's been years of saving, day-dreaming and planning, and I've now committed to completing a solo, self-supported expedition on The Great Himalaya Trail. If successful, I may become the first female to complete the GHT solo, without a support team. Find out more about my expedition on my blog.

Please consider supporting and inspiring me by making a donation to Wide Open Vistas. WOV is a non-profit organization that helps improve education and health outcomes for children in Nepal. Under my campaign, your funds will go toward improving the situation of female students. Even small donations help, only $10 will send a child to school for a month. In Nepal there are low enrollment rates for girls in the school system due to lack of household resources; lack of sense of importance; girls workload at home; high school fees; and lack of female teachers, role models and adequate facilities. Female education is an important pre-requisite for development. The living standard of people increases by female education as educated women are more informed about how to resolve economic and health issues, plus they learn how to support their families financially.

A dollar goes a long way! Your donations will be sent directly to Nepal to benefit:. 

50% for Education: Half of all donations help pay for school costs for children whose families are going through a financial crisis. This arrives as a $10 supplement per month to their tuition bill. The parents have a responsibility to pay a matching amount to help cover books, clothes, and meals. We pay the school directly and share the receipts with the parents and you. We ask for regular reports and make it clear the subsidy is only meant for short term financial help.

50% for Research: Half of all donations will be distributed as micro research grants to  students in Nepal who are in an allied health field (nursing, medicine, public health) and submit proposals that are focused on health promotion and injury prevention for kids in Nepal. Proposals will be awarded based on significance, impact, design, and evaluation.

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