Be A Part of the Positive Transformation in Nepal

April 25, 2016

April 25th marks one year since Nepal’s major quake, followed by over 400 aftershocks and a 5-month political blockade of essentials such as fuel, medicine, and food. Changing Lives Nepal is working to make communities stronger and more resilient. We are excited about everything we have planned…and we have a special gift for donors! READ MORE FROM OUR […]

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Over $80,000 Distributed for Earthquake Reconstruction

January 24, 2016

Reposting our update on distribution of earthquake funds for those of you who may have missed the story during the bustle of the holidays… Rebuilding Nepal Final Update Rukman Sunwar, kitchen staff (wearing the hat), with his parents and children in front of their flattened home. Amazing–giving out more than $80,000 to 19 families in Nepal […]

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Changing Lives Newsletter

January 21, 2016

In case you missed our recent newsletter in the busy holiday season, I’m reposting it here… Dear Donors and Friends,Nancy and I have deep gratitude for all of you, as you have supported our work and the communities in Nepal in years past, through this disaster, and into the future. Many of you contributed greatly […]

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Hope for Nepal

May 15, 2015

In a time where my sadness seems to grow deeper by the day, what gives me the greatest hope in Nepal are its savvy youth, coming of age, coming together. After I reached Kathmandu, after I saw every last client safely on a flight home, my attention turned to a broader field. I wanted to […]

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May 14, 2015

Aftershock comes in many forms. Kathmandu is a city turned inside out–thousands of people on the lawn of the convention center, tents on the golf course and in every open courtyard or square, recovered personal belongings piled in front of collapsed buildings, people squatting and cooking their daily meals in a field. Even for a […]

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May 4, 2015

On April 25th, getting acclimatized to high altitude in Namche Bazaar consisted of a 4-hour hike, gaining 1000 feet, in fog with light rain and snow. The 25 of us with Mountain Madness–clients, Nepali staff, and myself–had just returned to our teahouse before lunch. In my room, I took off a goretex shell beaded with […]

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Patagonian Adventure

March 29, 2015

Wow. That’s what I said nearly every day in Patagonia…”Wow!” Patagonia is an epic landscape, ripe with adventure. What was once the desolate and inhospitable end-of-known-land, filling the hearts of early explorers with trepidation, is today a wonderland of glaciers, water, wildlife, and…fun! On the Chilean side is Torres de Paine–a land so full of […]

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Changing Lives Nepal – 2014 Accomplishments

November 23, 2014

Dear Donors and Friends, Namaste and hello….We are nearing the end of 2014 with tremendous progress on our programs: the new Children’s Home is nearly complete, almond trees are proliferating, and the nuns from Tsum have been trained on solar cookers! Through Changing Lives Nepal, we aim to use small funds for big impact. Generally […]

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Heading Homeward

October 10, 2014

  By horse, by jeep, by plane, and by feet…halfway around this wild and beautiful earth, deep into the Himalayas, and then back again. Just in time to celebrate Dasain in Nepal before catching a flight. Hello sweet San Francisco! Home.   Friends Parshu and Bhima bless their son during the Dasain holidays. Then it’s […]

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Mustang Desert Geography

October 10, 2014

Upper Mustang is mostly a high altitude desert–an expansive, endless sea of land at roughly 12,000 feet. Dendritic canyons fan out across miles. Plateaus with scrub brush end abruptly in fluted columns eroded by weather and time. Caves are everywhere–some ancient habitats, some treasuries of Buddhist art and scripture, some empty and never known. Wind […]

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