In 2000 the Bridge Project in Sewangma became the subject of Building Bridges, a television documentary aired on KPBS, San Diego’s public television station. The televised documentary on KPBS motivated others to get involved in providing aid to Sherpa villages in the Solu-Kumbu region of Nepal.
This interest spurred Sherpa Performance Guides to begin the Adopt-a-Village Program which has allowed individuals and organizations to support this charitable cause.
Each participating organization adopts a small village and gives a contribution to an aid project that benefits the people of the village. Donating organizations receive a tax deduction, continued contact with the village, and the satisfaction of having made an enormous difference to a remarkable people.
There are many aid projects to choose from. Each aid project has a budget in its proposal. Each participating organization is encouraged to pick a project and donate a percentage of the funds needed to complete it. Donations can come in all sizes. In Nepal, even small amounts of money can make big things happen.
All projects are run by an accredited non-profit agency. All current projects are run by the International Mountain Explorers Connection. IMEC has an excellent track record in running successful aid projects in the Kumbu and other regions of Nepal.
If your organization is interested in participating in the Adopt-a-Village Program, please contact us.